Mitch Garver

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Mitchell Lyn Garver

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Catcher Mitch Garver made his major league debut with the Minnesota Twins late in the 2017 season. In 2018, he began to see regular playing time, as he hit .268 in 102 games with 7 homers and 45 RBIs. He was the team's most-used catcher that year, as Jason Castro missed large chunks of time due to injury.

In 2019, he was off to a great start, hitting .329 with 9 homers and 19 RBIs in his first 25 games when he was the one set back by an injury. On May 15th, he was placed on the injured list with a sprained left ankle. He missed just two weeks, returning on June 2nd, and picked up where he left off: he hit his 20th homer on July 31st and exactly a month later, on August 31st, he hit the blast that allowed the Twins to break the all-time record for most home runs by a team in a season. His 9th-inning shot in a 10-7 loss to the Detroit Tigers was the 268th by a Twins batter that year, eclipsing the previous mark set by the New York Yankees the previous year. On September 7th, a two-homer game against the Cleveland Indians, the second a three-run shot in the 7th inning that lead the Twins to a 5-3 win. That gave him 28 homers on the year, eclipsing the team record by a catcher of 26 set by Earl Battey in 1963.

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