Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is reportedly unsure he'll be ready to go for the playoffs as he continues to sit out with concussion-related issues from earlier this summer, according to a tweet Wednesday night from MLB.com reporter Chris Haft.
Belt sustained the concussion when a ball was thrown astray during batting practice in July. He has since played just five games since early August because of it, and has suffered from limited eyesight.
The 26-year-old was hitting .237 with 11 homers and 24 RBI. On Tuesday, he took a step forward in his rehab and was cleared to field ground balls as the team got ready to kick off a homestand against the Diamondbacks.
The Giants are second in the NL West heading into the home stretch of the regular season.
SF's Brandon Belt, overcoming concussion, wants to play in postseason: "I don't know how realistic that is, but that's what I'm hoping for" — Chris Haft/SF Giants (@sfgiantsbeat) September 9, 2014
- Marc Weinreich