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Blue Jays sign first baseman Brandon Belt to one-year deal

Aug 18, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (9) catches the ball as Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Stone Garrett (46) dives back to first base during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Belt, who has spent all 12 seasons of his major league career with the San Francisco Giants, signed a one-year deal worth $9.3 million with the Toronto Blue Jays, multiple reports said Monday.

The 34-year-old first baseman played in 1,310 games with the Giants from 2011-22. He was an All-Star in 2016 and received votes for National League MVP in 2020.

In 2022 Belt batted a career-low .213 and hit eight home runs and 23 RBIs over 78 games. He has hit 175 home runs, 267 doubles and 584 RBIs in his career, with a .261 batting average.

–Field Level Media