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8 Mitch Garver C

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August 10, 2020 02:48 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Remains out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver isn't in the lineup Monday against the Brewers.

Garver's bat has been cold to begin the season, and he'll take a seat for the second consecutive game Monday. Alex Avila will start at catcher once again, batting ninth.

August 9, 2020 01:32 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Resting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals.

After an 0-for-5 showing in Saturday's 9-6 loss, Garver's batting average has now slipped below .100 over 32 at-bats on the season. Alex Avila will catch Jose Berrios in the series finale and could see more work if Garver fails to break out of the offensive funk in the near future.

August 6, 2020 10:44 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Gets second breather of series
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Pirates, Adam Berry of reports.

Garver already received a day off in Tuesday's 7-3 win, but the backstop will sit again while the Twins wrap up their series with Pittsburgh with a day game after a night game. Alex Avila gets the nod behind the plate Thursday, catching for starting pitcher Kenta Maeda.

August 5, 2020 02:28 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Resting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver will sit Tuesday against Pittsburgh.

Garver had started three straight games behind the plate, so he'll sit for Tuesday afternoon's contest. He's now started seven times in the first 11 games of the season, with Alex Avila, who starts behind the plate Tuesday, getting the other four starts.

August 2, 2020 07:04 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Clubs first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Sunday against Cleveland.

Garver took Aaron Civale deep over the left field wall to lead off the second inning. It was his first home run of the season, and welcomed production as he has now reached base only five times in 22 plate appearances. Most concerningly, he has struck out 10 times in that span. Garver will look to get on track as the Twins begin a series against Pittsburgh on Monday.

July 31, 2020 05:12 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Not starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is not in the lineup for Friday's game versus Cleveland.

Garver is 2-for-13 with eight strikeouts to begin the season and will take a seat for the second game of the series. Alex Avila receives another start behind the plate for Minnesota.

July 29, 2020 03:12 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Resting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver is not in the lineup Wednesday against St. Louis.

The Twins rotated their catchers heavily last season, and they're set to do so again this year even following Garver's breakout campaign. He'll sit for the second time in the first five games, with Alex Avila getting the nod behind the plate.

July 26, 2020 10:52 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Takes seat Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver isn't in the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Garver started behind the plate for the first two games of the season, so he'll receive the day off Sunday. Alex Avila will bat ninth and catch for Kenta Maeda in the series finale.

July 18, 2020 12:12 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Twins to use rotation at catcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

While Garver may get a higher percentage of starts behind the plate due to the shorter 60-game season, manager Rocco Baldelli told Aaron Gleeman of that he still plans to give him rest. "I would anticipate getting Mitch out there as much as we can, but Mitch is also going to get his days off. Alex [Avila] is going to get a fair amount of time as well. We're going to get into a rotation," Baldelli said.

Garver said his goal is to play 40-45 games during the 60-game season, but the coaching staff may limit him more to keep him fresh. The Twins made a concerted effort to keep their catchers well rested last season and didn't alter the plan even with Garver's breakout performance at the plate, so that trend could continue even in a shortened season.

March 21, 2020 03:00 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Could be impacted by new schedule
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 29, 2019 11:40 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 28, 2019 07:56 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Hits two doubles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 27, 2019 06:56 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Resting again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 26, 2019 10:52 AM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Out of Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 25, 2019 02:16 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 24, 2019 04:08 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Diagnosed with hip impingement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garver, who is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Tigers, is dealing with a right hip impingement, Do-Hyoung Park of 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.

September 24, 2019 07:52 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Not starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 22, 2019 11:20 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Departs early with tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 21, 2019 06:36 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Catches breather
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 20, 2019 02:00 PM
Twins' Mitch Garver: Slugs 31st homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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