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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
27-16 5-5 L1
26-17 5-5 W2
18-22 5-5 L2
18-25 3-7 W1
17-27 3-7 L3

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .207 4 9 .665 0

Top Mitch Garver News

  • Rangers' Mitch Garver: Not yet cleared to throw

    Garver has not been cleared to throw and will continue as Texas' primary designated hitter, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports.

    Garver returned Thursday from a stint on the injured list due to an elbow injury and served as DH in all four games. It's unclear how long it will take before Garver is back behind the plate, so DH is his role for the immediate future. After going hitless in his return, Garver is 3-for-11 over his last three games, including a solo home run Sunday.

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  • Rangers' Mitch Garver: Returns as DH

    Garver started at designated hitter and went 0-for-3 with a walk in Thursday's 5-1 loss to Houston.

    Garver, who served time on the injured list with a right forearm strain, is expected to serve as the DH for the foreseeable future, per Kennedi Landri of MLB.com. He has yet to begin a throwing program, and there currently is no plan to use him in the field until he's cleared to throw. Jonah Heim should soak up most of the starts behind the plate until Garver is deemed ready.

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  • Rangers' Mitch Garver: Reinstated from 10-day IL

    Garver (elbow) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday.

    Garver had been on the IL since May 10 due to a right flexor sprain, but he recently appeared in two rehab games at Triple-A Round Rock and went 1-for-5 with three runs, three walks and three strikeouts. The 31-year-old hasn't yet been cleared to resume throwing, but he'll be able to serve as the designated hitter now that he's been activated, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports. He'll hit sixth in Thursday's series opener in Houston while Jonah Heim bats fifth and handles catching duties.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Albuquerque, NM
Age: 31
School: New Mexico
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: R, R