Garver could get fewer starts than originally anticipated if MLB comes out with a condensed schedule with fewer off days, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic speculates.
It's a double-edged sword, as the Twins' new-school approach to days off and workload management would point toward fewer starts for Garver if a 162-game season were condensed in a shorter period of time. However, it seems unlikely that there will be a 162-game season, and if it is a shorter season, he could possibly play a greater percentage of the Twins' games if it is more of a sprint than a marathon. Regardless of what the schedule ends up being, Garver is one of the top players at his position. He hit .250 with five strikeouts, five walks and zero extra-base hits in 25 plate appearances this spring before the shutdown.
Garver is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at Kansas City.
Garver went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored and will receive a breather in the season finale. Jason Castro will catch Sunday's contest for the Twins.
Garver went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs and a pair of doubles in Saturday's win over the Royals.
Garver scored half of his team's runs in the 4-3 win. He's continued his remarkable season at the plate, slugging .630 and hitting 31 homers, good for second among all catchers and blowing his previous career high of seven out of the water.
Garver isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Royals.
Garver will sit for the second straight contest, opening the door for Willians Astudillo to start behind the dish and hit fifth.
Garver is not in Thursday's lineup against the Tigers.
All of the everyday position players are taking a seat after Minnesota clinched a division title Wednesday. Jason Castro is starting at catcher and hitting sixth.
Garver (hip) returns to the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers.
Garver hadn't played since suffering a hip impingement in Sunday's game against the Royals, but he's ready to go again after a brief absence. He owns an excellent 1.233 OPS with five homers in his last 11 games.
Garver, who is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Tigers, is dealing with a right hip impingement, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Garver picked up the injury during Sunday's series finale against the Royals. He'll rest and receive treatment before hopefully returning after just a brief absence. Jason Castro is starting behind the dish in his stead.
Garver (hip) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.
Garver left Sunday's game against the Royals with right hip tightness. His absence was considered precautionary, but he'll sit for at least one game. Jason Castro gets the nod behind the plate.
Garver was removed from Sunday's game with right hip tightness and was pulled for precautionary reasons, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
With the Twins preparing for a run in the playoffs, they want everyone at full health, which is why they were taking no chances by removing Garver from the game after he was experiencing some hip tightness. The team has a day off Monday, which will give Garver some extra time to heal up before it takes on the Tigers in Detroit on Tuesday. It is not guaranteed that Garver plays Tuesday as he is listed as day-to-day. Jason Castro figures to draw the next start if Garver isn't able to go.
Garver is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals.
Jason Castro will step in behind the plate, pushing Garver to the bench following back-to-back starts. With a .277 average, 31 homers, 67 RBI and 68 runs, Garver currently ranks behind only J.T. Realmuto among catchers in year-to-date fantasy value.
Garver went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks while scoring three times in a victory over the Royals on Thursday.
Garver crushed a 421-foot shot to center field in the fifth inning to even the score at 5-5. After hitting only seven homers in 302 at-bats last season, Garver has exploded for 31 long balls in 297 at-bats in 2019. He leads all major-league catchers with 18 home runs since the All-Star break and ranks second at the position in total homers for the season. Remarkably, he has posted such prodigious power numbers despite splitting time with Jason Castro behind the plate. In fact, Garver's 9.6 AB/HR ranks first in the majors among players with 300 or more plate appearances.
Garver is not in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.
Garver went 0-for-4 Tuesday, ending a six-game hitting streak. Jason Castro takes over behind the plate in his absence.
Garver is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Cleveland.
Garver went 1-for-4 during Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader and will take a seat for a second straight contest. Willians Astudillo takes over being the plate while C.J. Cron starts at first base Sunday.
Garver is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.
He went 1-for-4 in the day game and had some key frame jobs to help the Twins to a 2-0 victory. Jason Castro will start behind the dish and hit eighth in the night game.
Garver will sit Wednesday against Washington.
Garver has started every other game at the plate over the last six games, adding a start as a designated hitter as well. Jason Castro gets the call behind the plate Wednesday.
Garver went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Nationals.
Garver started the scoring with his 425-foot blast to left-center field during the seventh inning to put the Twins in control of the contest. The 28-year-old is having a spectacular season with a .275/.364/.646 slash line, 30 home runs and 64 RBI in only 83 games.
Garver went 2-for-3 with two home runs, four RBI and a walk in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Indians.
Garver provided an early lead with his first-inning solo shot and then came through again in the seventh with a three-run blast to put the Twins ahead for good. The 28-year-old continued his breakout campaign and has a .275/.364/.634 slash line with 28 home runs and 61 RBI in only 313 plate appearances.
Garver is not starting Friday against Cleveland, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Garver missed a pair of games earlier in the week with a sore jaw, though he was able to start Thursday's contest. It appears that Friday's off day is simply a routine one. Jason Castro gets the nod behind the plate.
Garver (jaw) is starting at catcher and hitting sixth Thursday against the Red Sox.
Garver has been cleared to rejoin the lineup for Thursday's series finale after missing the past two games with a sore jaw, which he suffered after taking a foul tip to the mask Monday. Through 78 games this season, the backstop is slashing .273/.356/.618 with a career-high 26 home runs and 57 RBI.
Garver (jaw) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Normally, Garver would be leading off with a lefty (Eduardo Rodriguez) due up for the opposition, but he's still dealing with the effects of a foul tip to the mask. He emerged from Monday's game with a sore jaw but is considered day-to-day. Willians Astudillo will catch Wednesday with Max Kepler atop the batting order.
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