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2022 Batting

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HR
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RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
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Regular Season .207 10 24 .702 1

Top Mitch Garver News

  • Rangers' Mitch Garver: Heads to 60-day IL after surgery

    The Rangers placed Garver (forearm) on the 60-day injured list Monday, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports.

    Garver's move to the IL was an expected development after he underwent season-ending surgery earlier Monday to address a right forearm injury that had lingered since early May. He'll conclude his first season in Texas with a .207 average, 10 home runs, one stolen base, 24 RBI and 23 runs across 215 plate appearances. Now that Garver is out of the mix, expect the Rangers to take a platoon approach to the designated hitter spot, with the lefty-hitting Brad Miller likely to get most of the initial opportunities.

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  • Rangers' Mitch Garver: Gets forearm surgery

    Garver's wife, Sarah, confirmed via her personal Instagram account that her husband underwent successful surgery Monday to repair the flexor tendon of his right forearm.

    Even though Garver and the team came to the mutual decision a few days ago that he would get season-ending surgery to address an injury that has lingered since early May, the 31-year-old was allowed to play in the Rangers' weekend series against the Twins, his former team. Garver went 0-for-3 with a walk in Sunday's 6-5 loss and will end the season with a .207/.298/.404 slash line to go with 10 home runs, one stolen base, 24 RBI and 23 runs across 215 plate appearances. He had been limited strictly to serving as a designated hitter since returning May 19 from his initial stint on the injured list, but he should be fully ready to resume catching duties by next spring. Expect the Rangers to formally place Garver on the 10-day IL or 60-day IL in advance of Monday's game against the Athletics.

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  • Rangers' Mitch Garver: Set for final start of 2022

    Garver will serve as the Rangers' designated hitter and No. 7 hitter in Sunday's game against the Twins.

    Garver will be making what's expected to be his 45th and final start of the season Sunday, as he's scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery Monday to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right forearm. The injury has prevented Garver from catching since May 8 and has seemingly compromised him at the plate while he's served exclusively as a DH ever since. Since returning May 19 from his initial stint on the injured list, Garver has slashed .215/.303/.458 with seven home runs and a stolen base in 31 games. Fantasy managers in redraft leagues can feel comfortable dropping him after Sunday's game.

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  • Rangers' Mitch Garver: Slated for surgery Monday

    Garver will undergo season-ending surgery to repair his injured flexor tendon Monday but will be available for the team's current series against the Twins, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

    Although Garver will require a season-ending procedure after dealing with a flexor issue over the last few months, the Rangers will allow him to play against his former team this weekend prior to being shut down for the season. Once the 31-year-old undergoes surgery, Jonah Heim should serve as the Rangers' primary catcher, while Brad Miller should see an uptick in playing time as the designated hitter.

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  • Rangers' Mitch Garver: Homers again

    Garver went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 10-9 extra-inning loss to the Orioles.

    Garver was one of three Texas hitters to slug a home run over the final third of the game. His seventh-inning blast tied the game briefly. It was his second homer in as many games. Since the Rangers mentioned possible surgery on his damaged right forearm, Garver is raking with a .320/.370/.720 slash, three home runs, six RBI and six runs scored over seven contests. Surgery seems inevitable, but when it happens might be determined by how the team performs. If postseason prospects are real AND Garver maintains an impact bat, then it could be put off until the offseason. If neither of those scenarios are present in the second half of the season, it makes sense to have the surgery earlier and have Garver available for the start of 2023.

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  • Rangers' Mitch Garver: Delivers clutch homer

    Garver went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Monday's loss to the Orioles.

    Garver came through with his ninth home run of the season in the top of the fifth inning, belting a three-run blast to break a 2-2 tie. After homering in three straight games from May 22 to May 25, he's homered just three times since over 21 games. Garver is also struggling to a .211/.294/.409 slash line over 49 games in 2022.

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  • Rangers' Mitch Garver: Sitting Sunday

    Garver is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.

    Brad Miller will get a turn as the designated hitter against right-hander Carlos Carrasco. Garver is batting .250/.357/.417 with one home run in eight games since his return from the COVID-19-related injured list. He remains limited to DH duty due to a forearm injury that will eventually require surgery.

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  • Rangers' Mitch Garver: Not starting Tuesday

    Garver will sit Tuesday against the Royals.

    Garver finds himself on the bench for the second time in three games. He hasn't been able to catch since early May due to a forearm issue that is expected to eventually require surgery. The injury may also require an above-average number of off days even while he serves strictly as a designated hitter. Adolis Garcia will rest his legs and operate as the Rangers' DH on Tuesday.

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  • Rangers' Mitch Garver: Bops homer in win

    Garver went 2-for-4 with a walk, a two-run home run and a second run scored in Monday's 10-4 win over the Royals.

    The home run comes one day after Garver acknowledged the need for surgery to address a right forearm injury that has prevented him from catching since early May. Since then, he's served as the DH and batted .211. The Rangers mentioned having surgery during the season, which would wipe out the rest of 2022. That decision should come no later than the All-Star break. Jonah Heim has served as the primary catcher since early May and should continue to do so going forward.

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  • Rangers' Mitch Garver: Out Sunday, may need surgery

    Garver, who is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals, said he'll eventually require surgery to address the forearm injury that has prevented him from catching since early May, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. "Surgery is only option for me to be player I want to be," Garver said.

    Garver was initially placed on the injured list May 10 due to the flexor strain, but the Rangers chose to activate him when first eligible even though his injury limited him exclusively to designated-hitter duties. Aside from a week-and-a-half-long absence due to testing positive for COVID-19, Garver has served as the Rangers' primary DH since coming off the IL, but the forearm issue may be hindering him at the plate. Since Garver is slashing a wretched .201/.288/.383 on the campaign, surgery could become a more realistic option while the 31-year-old is providing no value on the field and limited value at the plate. Per Grant, the Rangers are expected to wait until no later than the All-Star break to make a decision on whether to send Garver in for season-ending surgery, so fantasy managers may want to get a head start on finding a potential replacement for him in their lineups. Until such a decision is made, Garver should still get the bulk of the starts at DH, though Kole Calhoun will handle those duties Sunday.

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  • Rangers' Mitch Garver: Back in lineup

    Garver started at designated hitter and went 1-for-3 with a walk in Friday's 2-1 loss to Washington.

    Garver was back in the lineup after getting a day off Wednesday. He returned from the COVID-19 related injured list Tuesday and presumably was given a rest day following an 11-day stint on the IL. He should be the primary DH going forward, as a flexor strain in his right arm prevents him from throwing or serving at catcher.

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  • Rangers' Mitch Garver: Takes seat Wednesday

    Garver isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Phillies.

    Garver returned to the lineup Tuesday against Philadelphia and went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. Brad Miller is serving as the designated hitter and batting ninth Wednesday.

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  • Rangers' Mitch Garver: Returns from COVID-19 IL

    The Rangers reinstated Garver (illness) from the COVID-19-related injured list Tuesday. He'll serve as Texas' designated hitter and No. 5 batter in the series opener against the Phillies.

    Fellow backstop Sam Huff was sent to Triple-A Round Rock to clear room for Garver, who hasn't yet been cleared to resume catching while he works to regain full strength in his right elbow following a stint on the IL back in May. Until Garver's elbow isn't hindering him while he throws behind the plate, he's expected to start on a near-everyday basis as the Rangers' DH. He was sidelined for about a week and a half following a positive COVID-19 test, but Garver has since regained conditioning and looked good during his one-game rehab assignment at Round Rock over the weekend.

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  • Rangers' Mitch Garver: Beginning rehab stint

    Garver (illness) reported to Double-A Frisco on Sunday to start a rehab assignment.

    The 31-year-old landed on the COVID-19 injured list June 10, and he'll head to the minors for a quick rehab assignment before rejoining the Rangers. Garver should be back with the big-league club at some point this week.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Albuquerque, NM
Age: 32
School: New Mexico
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R