Giants send Belt to minors

DENVER, CO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have optioned infielder and former Hudson Hornet Brandon Belt to Triple-A Fresno.

Belt, who turns 23 on Wednesday, hit .192 (10 for 52) with one home run and four RBI in 17 games.

San Francisco activated outfielder Cody Ross from the 15-day disabled list. Ross, who was in the starting lineup as the Giants' right fielder for the series finale against the Rockies, missed the first 17 games after straining his right calf during the final week of spring training.

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