The San Francisco Giants placed first baseman Brandon Belt on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
The 34-year-old veteran acknowledged that his chronic right knee injury could be career-threatening.
“This one is barking a little bit more,” said Belt, who has had multiple surgeries on the knee. “There’s just not a lot more they can do. They’ve literally done everything, and they can’t figure it out. I’m not sure there is anything that can be done.”
Belt is batting a career-worst .213 with eight homers and 23 RBIs in 78 games this season, his 12th with the Giants.
A 2016 All-Star and two-time World Series champion, Belt is a career .261 hitter with 175 homers and 584 RBIs in 1,310 games with San Francisco.
The Giants recalled outfielder Bryce Johnson from Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding transaction.
Johnson, 26, made his MLB debut on Aug. 3 and was hitless in four at-bats over four games. He is batting .287 with five homers, 29 RBIs and 27 stolen bases in 80 games at Sacramento this season.
–Field Level Media