Garver is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.
Garver will give way to Jason Castro after drawing six of the past seven starts at catcher. The 28-year-old is batting only .175 thus far in August but has kept his fantasy value afloat by homering three times, driving in seven and scoring six runs.
Garver is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rangers.
Garver will give way to Jason Castro behind the dish for Thursday's series opener following a string of four consecutive starts. The 28-year-old Garver is hitting just .161 through eight games this month, though he has two doubles and three home runs during that stretch.
Garver went 1-for-5 with a solo home run Wednesday in a loss to the Brewers.
Garver delivered a leadoff home run against Gio Gonzalez, his 23rd homer of the season. The Twins have found ways to work Garver into the lineup consistently, as Wednesday marked his fourth consecutive start and fifth in the past eight contests. While he has just seven hits in his last 31 at-bats, he's smacked four homers in that span. Overall, he's recorded a .266/.346/.614 line across 263 plate appearances for the season.
Garver will start at catcher and bat leadoff Wednesday against the Brewers.
Garver will stick atop the lineup with the Brewers bringing a lefty (Gio Gonzalez) to the hill, but the backstop may have supplanted Jason Castro as the Twins' preferred catcher versus right-handed pitching, too. Manager Rocco Baldelli deployed Garver behind the plate in each of the Twins' prior three matchups with righties, during which the 28-year-old went 2-for-12 with a home run and a double.
Garver is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Braves.
Garver may be starting to fall out of favor as the top option in the Twins' catching timeshare, as he'll head to the bench for the fourth time in five games while Jason Castro checks in behind the plate. Though Garver's .978 OPS paces all catchers with at least 200 plate appearances by nearly 100 points, the lack of a clear full-time role narrows that gap for fantasy purposes.
Garver is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals.
Garver will take a seat after starting at catcher in Saturday's 11-3 win and going 0-for-4 with a walk and run scored while occupying the leadoff spot. Jason Castro will step in behind the plate for the third time in four games as manager Rocco Baldelli continues to run a timeshare between the two backstops.
Garver isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Royals, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Garver will take a seat for the second straight day. As a result, Jason Castro gets the call behind the plate and is set to bat eighth.
Garver is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Marlins.
Garver will retreat to the bench after going 2-for-5 with two runs, three RBI and his 20th home run of the season in Wednesday's 7-4 win. Jason Castro will spell Garver behind the plate as the Twins and Marlins wrap up their series with a day game.
Garver is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.
Stuck in an 0-for-12 rut at the plate over his last three starts, Garver will give way to Jason Castro at catcher in the series finale. Garver will likely re-enter the starting nine for Tuesday's series opener in Miami.
Garver is not in the lineup Friday against the White Sox.
Garver will retreat to the bench after starting the past two games and going 0-for-8 with a walk and a trio of strikeouts. In his place, Jason Castro is starting behind the dish and hitting eighth.
Garver is not starting Tuesday against the Yankees.
Garver has hit five homers in his last five games, but the Twins will continue rotating their catchers rather than riding the hot hand. Jason Castro gets the start in his absence.
Garver went 3-for-4 with two solo homers and three runs scored in Monday's 8-6 win over the Yankees.
Entering this season Garver had seven long balls in 348 career at-bats. In 2019 alone, he's launched 19 in just 181 at-bats. The 28-year-old backstop owns a terrific 1.059 OPS and has drilled seven homers this month.
Garver is not in Sunday's lineup against the A's.
Garver is hitting .333 with five home runs and 10 strikeouts in 10 games this month. Jason Castro will start behind the dish and hit ninth.
Garver went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks Saturday against the Athletics.
Garver took Brett Anderson deep to lead off the bottom half of the first inning, recording his 17th home run of the season. He's started six of eight games since the All-Star break, smacking four home runs in that span. The 28-year-old is in the midst of a breakout campaign, hitting .294/.378/.638 across 201 plate appearances.
Garver is not in the lineup Friday against Oakland.
Garver had started five of the last seven games behind the plate. Jason Castro gets the nod for Friday's contest.
Garver went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a win versus Oakland on Thursday.
With the Twins up by one run after seven innings, Garver provided a bit of insurance by launching a 426-foot blast to center field leading off the eighth. The home run was his fourth in only 31 at-bats in July and 16th overall in 172 at-bats this season. In comparison, he slugged only seven long balls in 302 at-bats last year.
Garver went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double, three runs scored and a walk in Friday's 15-6 win over the Rangers.
Garver notched back-to-back multi-hit games by leading off the second inning with a double before launching a solo home run to right-center in the seventh in what was an offensive onslaught from the league's top offense. As one of four Twins to reach base three times in the contest, the 28-year-old now has two home runs, seven hits, seven RBI and six runs scored in his past five games. Since returning from a heel injury in late June, the catcher's main competition for playing time has been teammate Jason Castro, the left-handed bat who steals starts against right-handed pitching. Garver owns an impressive 1.230 OPS against left-handed pitching this season and also has been slashing .359/.405/.718 on the road. Despite the occasional rest, Garver is still producing top-tier fantasy value at the catcher position, featuring a .291 batting average with 13 home runs, 35 RBI and 33 runs scored.
Garver is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the A's.
Garver will take a seat in favor of Jason Castro after starting Wednesday -- alternating starts is pretty much standard procedure for these two. With a .286 average, 12 homers, 30 runs and 34 RBI, Garver has been a top-10 catcher in earned fantasy value so far this season.
Garver is not starting Tuesday against Oakland.
Garver sits for the third time in four games. He finished June with a respectable .724 OPS, a fine number for a catcher but far below the 1.161 mark he posted in March and April and his 1.166 OPS in the month of May. Jason Castro starts behind the plate in his absence.
Garver is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Garver went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rays, but he'll give way to Jason Castro behind the dish Wednesday as the Twins ease him back into action after he missed three games over the weekend due to a heel injury.
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