Mitch Garver is unconcerned about bending behind the plate and putting his body on the line again after his recuperation, even though it’s understandable given what he’s been through since the foul ball off his groin area needed emergency surgery.
Garver and his new cup are on the mend after the Twins got him back on his feet at the start of this six-game homestand against Cleveland and Cincinnati, with the catcher stating that his goal is to catch bullpen sessions and possibly pitch in a rehab assignment with Triple-A St. Paul by next weekend.
Before Friday’s game against Cleveland, he played catch at 120 feet and said the idea is for him to start running on Sunday and hitting on Monday or Tuesday.
Throughout the week, he would increase his running, catching, and hitting activities in preparation for the likely final step into games.
Following his problems with an intercostal strain last season, the 2019 American League Silver Slugger Award winner at catcher was on the verge of a comeback at the plate.
By the time he was hurt, his OPS had risen to .833, thanks in part to his .281/.438/.579 line in May, which gave him a 1.017 OPS.
How Much Does Mitch Garver Make?
Mitch Garver makes an annual salary of $3,335,000.