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Rangers' Mitch Garver: Beginning rehab assignment Tuesday
Garver (elbow) will start a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Tuesday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Garver was placed on the 10-day injured list May 10 due to a right flexor sprain, and he's already been given the green light to return to game action. Weaver notes that Garver will serve as the designed hitter, at least at the beginning of his rehab assignment. The backstop will be eligible to be activated beginning May 20.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mitch Garver: Out with flexor sprain
Garver was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a flexor sprain, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports.
The injury seemingly explains why Garver sat out the Rangers' last two games. His expected return date is not yet clear. Jonah Heim will step into the starting role behind the plate, with Sam Huff getting called up to serve as his backup.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mitch Garver: Resting for day game
Garver is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Yankees.
After starting in each of the Rangers' first four games of May while going 5-for-16 with a home run, two doubles and a walk, Garver will end up sitting for the second contest in a row. He was on the bench for the second half of Sunday's doubleheader with the Yankees, and with the Rangers facing a quick turnaround for Monday's series finale -- which starts at 1:05 p.m. ET -- Garver will be extended another breather. Jonah Heim will be behind the dish and serve as the Rangers' cleanup hitter Monday.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mitch Garver: Not starting nightcap
Garver is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Yankees.
Garver will take a seat for Game 2 after going 2-for-4 with two doubles and a strikeout during the matinee. Jonah Heim will work behind the plate in the nightcap and bat cleanup.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mitch Garver: Launches two-run homer
Garver went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Phillies.
Garver started the scoring Tuesday with a 400-foot shot to left center field with a runner on during the first inning, but he was unable to produce in his other three at-bats. It's his second homer in his past five games, and he's gone 5-for-20 during that stretch. Overall, it's been tough going early in the season for Garver with a .183/.272/.310 slash line through 20 games.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mitch Garver: Riding pine Saturday
Garver isn't starting Saturday's game against Atlanta.
Garver will get a day off after he went 3-for-11 with a solo homer, a walk and three strikeouts over his last three games. Sam Huff is starting behind the dish and batting ninth.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mitch Garver: Belts second homer
Garver went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Astros.
Garver produced the first run of the game for the Rangers with a solo shot to left field in the second inning. The long ball was his first since Opening Day. The backstop recently endured a six-game 0-for-19 skid but has now registered at least one hit in three of his past four contests.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mitch Garver: Resting Tuesday
Garver will be on the bench for Tuesday's game against the Astros.
Garver and Jonah Heim have alternated starts behind the plate over the last eight games, though Garver has served as the designated hitter twice over that stretch. He'll get a true day off Tuesday, with Heim at catcher and Willie Calhoun taking the DH spot.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mitch Garver: Receives breather Friday
Garver is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the A's.
Garver has started behind the plate in only seven of Texas' 12 games so far, but he also has three starts at designated hitter. He'll receive the day off Friday with Jonah Heim catching and Willie Calhoun as the DH.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mitch Garver: Not starting Saturday
Garver isn't starting Saturday's game against the Angels.
Garver was in the lineup for the last five games and went 4-for-19 with two runs, an RBI, four walks and six strikeouts. Jonah Heim will take over behind the plate and bat sixth.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mitch Garver: Out of Saturday's lineup
Garver is not in Saturday's lineup against the Blue Jays.
He went yard in Friday night's loss and will get a breather in the ensuing day game. Jonah Heim will start behind the dish and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mitch Garver: Goes yard Friday
Garver went 2-for-4 with a walk, a two-run home run and a second run scored in Friday's 10-8 loss to the Blue Jays.
His second-inning blast off Tayler Saucedo helped the Rangers build an early 7-0 lead that the pitching staff somehow squandered. Garver also hit cleanup behind Marcus Semien and Corey Seager, a spot in the batting order that would give the catcher's fantasy value an extra boost if he can hang onto it.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mitch Garver: Will see time at DH and 1B
Texas manager Chris Woodward said Wednesday that Garver will catch between 90 and 100 games and also play some at designated hitter and first base, Jack Magruder of MLB.com reports.
Woodward acknowledged Garver's injury history as a reason to limit his playing time behind the plate. The catcher sustained groin and back injuries while with Minnesota in 2021, a season which Garver described was "wrecked by injuries." Jonah Heim and Jose Trevino are competing for the backup job.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mitch Garver: Goes deep twice
Garver went 2-for-3 with a pair of home runs, three RBI and a third run scored in Wednesday's spring training game against the White Sox.
Garver led the hitting show, backed by Corey Seager and Bubba Thompson homers, that produced 14 runs Wednesday . It was the second time this spring that Texas put up double-digit runs after scoring 25 against the Guardians on Monday. The 31-year-old Garver will be the Rangers' primary catcher in 2022, but he's never played more than 103 games in a major-league season.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mitch Garver: Avoids arbiter with new team
Garver and the Rangers agreed to terms on a one-year, $3.335 million deal Tuesday, Kiley McDaniel of ESPN.com reports.
The agreement means Garver won't have to go through the arbitration process with his new team. He'll receive a raise of roughly $1.5 million in his second season of arbitration eligibility after a season in which he hit .256/.358/.517 with 13 homers in just 68 games.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 220 lbs|
|Birthplace: Albuquerque, NM|
|School: New Mexico|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|