Garver went 4-for-5 with two singles, two doubles, six RBI and one run in Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against White Sox. Making his first start in over two weeks, Garver was the main catalyst in the Twins' big offensive night by driving in six of their 12 runs. It was only his third multi-hit performance since July 30, and he now owns a .268/.336/.416 slash line with 19 doubles, seven home runs and 45 RBI over 331 plate appearances in 2018.
Garver (concussion) entered Wednesday's 11-4 win over the White Sox in the bottom of the eighth inning as a pinch hitter, fouling out to left field in his lone at-bat. He stayed in the game to play first base in the top of the ninth. Garver's appearance marked his first game action since Sept. 12 after he had been embedded in MLB's concussion protocol. The fact that Garver was summoned from the bench Wednesday suggests that he's passed all phases of the protocol and will face no limitations going forward, though the Twins may be reluctant to use him behind the plate, where he would seemingly be more susceptible to a setback. Minnesota might be more willing to deploy Garver in the lineup at first base or designated hitter over its final five games of the season, however.
Garver (concussion) has been cleared to hit, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Garver has been sidelined since Sept. 12 with a concussion, but he's been cleared to hit after passing his latest round of tests. While the backstop is trending in the right direction, the Twins have no reason to push their luck and force him back into action with the team out of playoff contention.
Garver (concussion) is awaiting paperwork to be cleared to catch Tuesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Garver hasn't played in nearly two weeks while dealing with a concussion. He's been cleared to hit and could be cleared to catch soon, which is a surprise given that previous reports suggested he'd likely be shut down for the season. Willians Astudillo has hit an excellent .338/.356/.521 in 24 games and has taken over the starting role in Garver's absence.
Garver (concussion) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Garver has been sidelined since Sept. 12 with a concussion after taking a foul ball off his mask. The backstop is apparently still dealing with some concussion symptoms, leaving his possible return date murky. Chris Gimenez is starting behind the dish in his place Tuesday.