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Belt sits finale due to headaches

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MILWAUKEE -- Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was bothered by headaches that aren't believed to be related to his recent concussion, but manager Bruce Bochy still took a cautious approach and kept him out of Thursday's lineup.

Belt struck out four times Wednesday night as the headaches began bothering him. The discomfort forced him to leave the game in the ninth inning.

Bochy said that Belt was examined after Wednesday's game by a Brewers team physician, who found nothing wrong with him. Bochy nevertheless kept Belt on the bench "to make sure he doesn't have any issues." Buster Posey replaced Belt at first base while Andrew Susac took Posey's usual spot behind the plate.

Belt returned from the disabled list Saturday after recovering from his concussion, which forced him to miss 12 games. He entered Thursday hitting .237 with 11 home runs and 24 RBIs.

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.

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