Zaidi provides injury updates on Giants' Belt, La Stella


The Giants have suffered their fair share of injuries this season and haven't seemed to miss a beat. 

San Francisco has placed 26 players on the injured list this season, which is the second-most in all of baseball behind the Toronto Blue Jays (28). 

Having recently returned from an IL stint of his own, first baseman Brandon Belt sustained a knee injury Wednesday afternoon which could sideline him once more. 

Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi provided an update on Belt. 

“Brandon [Belt] had an MRI, still waiting on the results," Zaidi told KNBR's "Tolbert, Krueger & Brooks Show". "Obviously any time it’s a knee, and a knee that he’s had some issues with before, I think there’s a really good chance that he goes on the IL and that we’re going to need for somebody to come up and take his spot at least for the short term.

"But hoping that it’s more of an issue of two or three weeks, and not something longer term. Haven’t received the news on him yet.”  

Where there's bad news, there might be some good news right around the corner.

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Utility infielder Tommy La Stella, who has been sidelined since early May, is nearing a return. 


“Tommy [La Stella] started his rehab assignment, he played on Tuesday. He’s going to play a second rehab game [Thursday night]. With him being on the [60-Day IL] he’s got another eight to 10 days before a potential activation.

"Our hope is that we’ll get him back the first week of July, which is really not that far away."

The Giants have suffered a slew of injuries so far this season, but it hasn't slowed them down one bit. They'll continue to rely on the depth that has helped propel them into the best record in all of baseball. 

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