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Giants place Brandon Belt, Dominic Leone on IL

Apr 24, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (9) is congratulated by teammates after scoring in the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants placed first baseman Brandon Belt and right-hander Dominic Leone on the injured list Friday after both players tested positive for COVID-19.

The Giants added outfielders Jason Krizan and Ka’ai Tom and right-hander Mauricio Llovera to their big-league roster. The club released left-hander Darien Nunez.

Belt, 34, is hitting .242 with four homers and nine RBIs in 17 games this season. He has 171 homers and 570 RBIs in 1,249 career games with San Francisco.

Leone, 30, is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA in nine relief appearances this season. He has one save.

Krizan has yet to appear in the majors. Tom played in 48 games last season for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland Athletics, hitting .139 (15-for-108) with two homers and 12 RBIs.

Llovera is 1-0 with a 12.91 ERA in seven career relief appearances with the Philadelphia Phillies.

–Field Level Media