Found May 10, 2014 on Sports Injury Alert:
The San Francisco Giants will have to play without their biggest bat so far this season. As our own Jacob F reported, first baseman Brandon Belt left Friday night's game after getting hit on the left thumb while batting in the second inning. Belt suffered a broken thumb, and he will miss approximately six weeks. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports announced the news Saturday morning.brandon belt out 6 wks w/ broken them. interesting note: has 9 HRs, & at least 1 in all 7 cities SF played @sfgiantsbeat— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) May 10, 2014#488060763 / gettyimages.comBelt took the first pitch of his at bat from Dodgers' lefty Paul Maholm off the thumb and then ran the bases before leaving at the end of the inning. Joaquin Arias finished the game in Belt's absence. Belt is tied for third in the National League in home runs with nine entering play on May 10. His loss could hurt the N.L. West-leading Giants, who rank third in the league in runs scored. MLB.com's Chris Ha...
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