Originally written on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 7/13/14
According to Alex Pavlovic of The San Jose Mercury News, Brandon Belt of the Giants has been scratched form Sunday’s game due to back stiffness. He has only played 45 games this year due to breaking his thumb back in May.Belt scratched due to back stiffness. It's contagious apparently.— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) July 13, 2014 #451879064 / gettyimages.comSince coming back on July 4, Belt has 5 hits in 30 at bats while hitting just one home run and slugging .267. Needless to say he is still trying to get back in the groove of major league pitching.This season, Belt has a line of .245/.309/.459 with 10 home runs, 22 RBI, 13 walks, 47 strikeouts, and a .768 OPS in 45 games.In 2013, Belt hit for a slash of .289/.360/.459 with 17 home runs, 67 RBI, 52 walks, 125 strikeouts, and an .841 OPS in 150 games. He had a late surge as he hit for a .326 average post all-star break with 7 home runs, 29 RBI, and a .390 OBP.Go to Ticket Monster for awesome deals on San Francisco Giants tickets!We ...
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