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Garver doing well day after concussion tests

Twins proceeding with caution after catcher takes foul ball to mask
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KANSAS CITY -- Twins manager Paul Molitor said catcher Mitch Garver was progressing nicely one day after Garver went through concussion tests. Garver had a foul ball smash into his facemask during the second inning of Wednesday's game against the Yankees, prompting his removal from the game.

The testing phase went well, but Molitor plans to proceed cautiously with Garver.

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KANSAS CITY -- Twins manager Paul Molitor said catcher Mitch Garver was progressing nicely one day after Garver went through concussion tests. Garver had a foul ball smash into his facemask during the second inning of Wednesday's game against the Yankees, prompting his removal from the game.

The testing phase went well, but Molitor plans to proceed cautiously with Garver.

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"He plans to do a little light cardio today, probably stay away from hitting," Molitor said. "We're hoping to protect him in the short term just because of the blow that he took. We'll try to get him in a little better place before we put him back in there. But so far, so good."

Although Garver did not initially exhibit signs of a concussion, the Twins want to be cautious, as symptoms can come up a day or two later following a blow such as the one that Garver took.

"They sure can, and that's why we'll watch it closely," Molitor said. "He's got history, which is also a part of the equation."

Robert Falkoff is a contributor to MLB.com based in Kansas City.

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