Texas Rangers catcher Mitch Garver has been sidelined for over a week now with a right flexor strain in his elbow, but fans will be glad to hear that things are heading in a positive direction. Garver has been sent to the organization's Double-A team to begin his rehab assignment on Tuesday afternoon.
Mitch Garver Injury Update
Garver will join the Frisco RoughRiders and serve as the designated hitter. While it is unknown when he will be able to play behind the plate again, this is great first step. The sixth-year pro is first eligible to be activated off the injured list on May 20 during the Rangers' series against the Houston Astros.
Getting the green light to return to action so soon suggests that Garver's injury is not serious enough to warrant an extended absence. While it may be a while until he returns to catching duties, he will be a welcome addition back to the lineup as a DH or first baseman with Jonah Heim behind the plate.
The 31-year-old has hasn't had the best start the 2022 season, slashing .205/.292/.346 in 22 games played with 3 home runs and 8 RBI. His 10 walks does rank second on the team. Rediscovering his swing and getting back into a routine could be just the boost he needs to turn things around.
Keep an eye on how Garver fares down at the Double-A level over the next few days. A Rangers team averaging only 4.06 runs per game (No. 17 in MLB) needs all the help it can get. For now, Texas has odds set at +20000 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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