Toronto signed free agent first baseman for nearly $10 million – FullSwing
By Robiel Vega
The Toronto Blue Jays signed Brandon Belt on a one-year contract, reported Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronic. The veteran first baseman is heading to Toronto after spending his entire career as part of the San Francisco Giants organization.
Belt’s contract guarantees him a salary of $9.3 million, the Athletic’s Kaitlyn McGrath confirmed.
Selected in the fifth round of the Draft by San Francisco in 2009, he reached the MLB two years later. He played in 63 games as a rookie and a year later he was the first baseman for the Giants.
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Belt reached the 2012 World Series with his team, in which he was an important bulwark, especially in the Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, in which he batted .304, with seven hits, six scored , a home run, a pair of RBIs and the same number of tickets in six challenges.
Injuries limited him to 61 regular-season games in 2014, but he was healthy enough to contribute to San Francisco’s third title in five years in that postseason, hitting .308 in the World Series with eight hits, three walks , two pushed and one scored.
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In 12 seasons with the Giants, he has accumulated 175 for the street, 1,146 hits, 267 doubles, 584 RBIs, 628 runs scored and an offensive line of .261/.356/.458/.814 (AVE/OBP/SLG/OPS), with an accumulated OPS+ of 123, or what is the same, with a performance 23% above the league average in those years.