San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt suffered an ankle injury Wednesday against the San Diego Padres. It is unclear when he will be able to return to the lineup.

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Belt Out vs. Rockies 

Friday, May 27 

The Giants announced Belt was not in the lineup against the Colorado Rockies on Friday.

Injuries Nothing New to Belt

Belt has had trouble avoiding the injury bug each of the past two seasons, with a concussion, thumb ailment and a minor meniscus tear all cropping up. However, he’s been a solid contributor when healthy. 

All told, Belt finished 2015 with a career-high 18 home runs, 68 RBI and a .280 batting average. Entering Wednesday’s clash with the Padres, Belt was batting .281 with four home runs and 22 RBI through 47 appearances. 

Giants manager Bruce Bochy has the luxury of shuffling pieces around and moving catcher Buster Posey up the line to first. Last season, Posey logged 323.2 innings at first base and posted a defensive wins above replacement total of plus-1.8 between the two positions, per This year, Posey has accrued 29 innings worth of work at first. 

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