Twins News: Mitch Garver Injury Rehab Progressing Well

Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver's injury rehab assignment has been going well.
Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver's injury rehab assignment has been going well. / Brace Hemmelgarn/Getty Images

The Minnesota Twins are struggling to keep up in the AL Central as they currently sit 13.5 games back with a 35-48 record. However, it isn't all bad news as the starting catcher Mitch Garver has been progressing well in his injury rehab and is targeting a possible return shortly after the All-Star break.

Mitch Garver Injury Update

Garver has already missed about a month of action because he needed to have groin surgery after he was struck by a foul tip behind the plate.

The five-year pro has already been running, hitting, and throwing without any issues. The next step in Garver's recovery is going through catching drills and his goal remains to catch a bullpen session by the end of the week. Any kind of success in that area would definitely speed up his timeline.

The 30-year-old catcher had been hitting well for the Twins before his injury, posting a slash line of .224/.333/.500 to go along with 8 home runs in 135 plate appearances. Garver has also racked up 17 runs scored, 17 RBI and 19 walks across 41 games played this season.

Minnesota is a long shot to make any kind of playoff push and currently has the sixth-worst odds to capture the AL Pennant at +8000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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