NEW YORK -- Brandon Belt nearly lost the end of the 2014 season to a concussion, so when Gregor Blanco started asking him questions about dizziness and headaches, Belt immediately went to tell the trainers.
Blanco was pulled from the lineup Tuesday and tested. On Wednesday he was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list and replaced on the active roster by outfielder Jarrett Parker.
Blanco was hurt Sunday when he ran across the infield during the fourth inning in Philadelphia (as he does every game) and got hit by one of Belt's warm-up throws. The impact knocked Blanco's sunglasses off his hat but he thought it was just a glancing blow and stayed in the game. Blanco felt fine when he was checked by trainers after Sunday's game, but on Monday he felt dizzy and had headaches.
"I was feeling weird," he said. "The biggest thing is I think Belt tried to play through it (last year) and I don't think that's good. We've got to pay attention to healing. Hopefully it's seven days for me to take it easy."
Belt, who lost 46 games to a concussion last season when he was hit by a Marco Scutaro throw, was happy to see Blanco being so proactive.
"It doesn't take much to set that stuff in motion," he said. "It's not something you need to mess around with."
Parker, a powerful outfielder, had a .382 on-base percentage and 12 homers in Triple-A this season. He was called up (along with Matt Duffy) from Double-A last year when the Giants visited New York. He never got in a game before returning to the minors a day later.
"I guaranteed him two days this time," manager Bruce Bochy joked. "He'll be here to help out."