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Twins proceeding with caution with Garver

September 15, 2018

KANSAS CITY -- The Twins are proceeding cautiously with catcher Mitch Garver, who had a foul ball ricochet off his face mask on Wednesday when Minnesota wrapped up a homestand against the Yankees.Garver was being monitored for possible concussion symptoms when he arrived with the club in Kansas City. Initial

KANSAS CITY -- The Twins are proceeding cautiously with catcher Mitch Garver, who had a foul ball ricochet off his face mask on Wednesday when Minnesota wrapped up a homestand against the Yankees.
Garver was being monitored for possible concussion symptoms when he arrived with the club in Kansas City. Initial reports were encouraging on Thursday, but manager Paul Molitor said Garver's recovery process didn't go as well on Friday.
"He's not doing as well as we had hoped," Molitor said. "The symptoms increased [on Friday]. We're doing testing in the concussion category. We'll have to see how he progresses. There was some light-headedness and dizziness. We'll have to be cautious there."
Molitor said Garver was sent back to the hotel for rest before Friday's 8-4 loss. Garver was at the ballpark again on Saturday, and Molitor said Garver might do a little light cardio, but nothing more strenuous than that.
Opener options
Molitor said the Twins plan to go with an opening pitcher followed by a primary pitcher on Monday and Wednesday in Detroit. It will mark the fifth and sixth times this month that Minnesota taken that approach.
"We'll just have to see who we use [among relievers on Saturday and Sunday] before we know who we're going to run out there," Molitor said.

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