Giants first baseman Brandon Belt underwent surgery to remove a bone spur from his right heel last week, the team announced to reporters (including Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle). The team did not provide a timetable for his recovery, Schulman adds.
Belt’s 2020 debut was delayed by a right heel issue, as he opened the season on the injured list due to Achilles tendonitis. It didn’t seem to affect him when he returned, though. Belt hit a superlative .309/.425/.591 with nine home runs in 179 plate appearances, helping the Giants stay in playoff contention until the season’s final day.
The 32-year-old Belt will make $16MM in 2021, the final year of his contract. Assuming he’s healthy, he’ll likely be the primary option at first base for manager Gabe Kapler. The Giants do have Darin Ruf on hand as insurance, though, and may choose to incorporate Buster Posey somewhat frequently there as well.
I thought this guy was done after 2019 and he proved me wrong. Hope he’s got one more good year left in him.
Agree. I defended him through 2018 but threw my arms up in ‘19 (I’m slow). Glad he turned it around and proved me wrong
Brandon Belt. Lol.
Lol. one of the best hitters in the NL this year. lol.
Shortened season. Lol. Not saying he is bad, just putting an asterisk. Lol.
One of your many accounts…
We don’t miss ya!
Hope he heels soon
If his dad was rich, those bone spurs could have gotten him out of serving in ‘Nam.
His dad invented the belt. He is the sole heir to the belt empire. Baseball is just a hobby.
If his dad was a politician he could’ve gotten a job with corrupt gas company! Lol
If his dad was President he, all his siblings, and in-laws, some despite a questionable security clearance, would all be on the White House payroll. Lol.
If his dad was a politician he wouldn’t need the White House to put his kids, brothers and families on payroll, he would just travel around on American tax payer dollars and work for China or corrupt oil and gas companies. Maybe sniff a few chicks necks and hair for fun! Lol