According to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area, the San Francisco Giants’ first baseman Brandon Belt had surgery on his knee to repair a minor meniscus tear. He is out for four weeks. Belt was previously put on the 15-day disabled list due to a concussion resulting from a knee to the head at second base a couple weeks back.
Belt had knee surgery, was playing through minor meniscus tear. Will need to rehab four weeks.
— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) September 30, 2015
Belt, 27, is coming off a solid season posting a slash of .280/.356/.478 with 18 homers, a 134 wRC+, and 4.3 fWAR in 556 plate appearances. FanGraphs and SABR both ranked him as the best defensive first baseman in the National League. He also ranks fifth in fWAR among first basemen in baseball.
Belt is due to be a free agent after 2017, but it is unknown whether they will talk extension because of the possibility of moving Buster Posey to first.
The Giants were eliminated from the National League West division race and playoff contention Tuesday night. They are currently 82-75.