Mitch Garver will undergo surgery for the Texas Rangers, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Breaking news: per multiple sources, Mitch Garver is scheduled to have surgery to repair his injured flexor tendon on Monday morning. Team allowing him to play series against his former team before season-ending surgery.— Levi Weaver (@ThreeTwoEephus) July 9, 2022
The surgery will be season-ending as he will have his injured flexor tendon repaired. The Rangers and Garver, however, will wait until Monday to have the surgery and thus allow him to participate this weekend versus the Minnesota Twins, his former team.
Garver was acquired via trade during the offseason from the Twins. He was only batting .212 but did have 10 home runs and 22 RBIs in 51 games for the Rangers. Jonah Heim, who had already taken over the starting catcher role, will be the primary catcher from this point forward and could even be selected to the All-Star game.
The Rangers will start Martin Perez on Saturday in what could be one of his last starts for the team. Perez has had a surprisingly good season and could be traded before the deadline. The Twins will have Devin Smeltzer on the bump. The Rangers are -200 (+1.5) on the run line and -118 on the money line, with an over/under of eight, over (-122), and under (+100). You can find the odds and props for this game and every other at the FanDuel Sportsbook.