{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

{"content":["injury" ] }

Belt feels good in return from disabled list

First baseman, out since May 9 with broken thumb, goes 0-for-4 after activation

|
Belt feels good in return from disabled list play video for Belt feels good in return from disabled list

SAN DIEGO -- Overall, Brandon Belt felt satisfied Friday after playing his first game in nearly two months.

"I wish I had done a few things differently, but I'll make the adjustments," said Belt, who went 0-for-4 in the Giants' 2-0 loss to the San Diego Padres after being officially activated from the disabled list.

Missing nearly eight weeks with a fractured left thumb understandably disrupted Belt's timing. Batting second behind Hunter Pence, he popped out to shortstop twice, flied out to center field and struck out. Before his May 9 injury, Belt ranked among the National League leaders with nine home runs.

But Belt felt upbeat about his return.

"I thought there were a couple of times I wasn't too far from getting a hold of one," he said.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy agreed.

"I'm sure he has a little rust on him still," Bochy said. "But he made some nice plays at first and looked comfortable over there. He got some pretty good swings off. It might take him a game or two to really get into a groove. But it's good to have him back. He's going to help us."

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"content":["injury" ] }
{"content":["injury" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español