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World Series Champion Mitch Garver Joins Seattle Mariners as Veteran Catcher

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After the Texas Rangers won the World Series, veteran catcher Mitch Garver signed with the Seattle Mariners on Christmas Eve.

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World Series Winner Mitch Garver Inks $24 Million Deal with Seattle Mariners

Garver’s two-year, $24 million contract with a physical is forthcoming.

In two seasons with the Texas Rangers, Garver was the designated hitter in their World Series run. In the Fall Classic, he had a.105 batting average and.490 OPS, but he had a.294 average and.898 OPS earlier in the postseason. Home Game 5, Garver drove home the winning run in the eighth inning to help the Rangers win their first World Series triumph over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The 32-year-old Garver hit in the 2023 regular season.270, plus 19 home runs, 50 RBIs,.870 OPS, and 2.1 WAR in 87 games. The Minnesota Twins had Garver from 2017 to 2021, and he excelled in 2019. That exceptional season saw him hit 273, hit 31 home runs, drive in 67 RBIs, have a.995 OPS, and have 4.1 WAR. Garver won the Silver Slugger award despite only 93 games.

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Seattle Mariners Secure Versatile Mitch Garver: A Look at the New Acquisition’s Career Stats and Potential Impact

Career stats: 252 batting average, 825 OPS, 9.8 WAR. In addition to catching, he has played first base.

This acquisition gives the Seattle Mariners a backup catcher and designated hitter option for Cal Raleigh. After intentionally freeing up roughly $50 million in compensation earlier in the offseason, the team’s designated hitter and lineup decisions are questionable.

In eight career games at T-Mobile Park, Garver is 0-for-31 with two walks and an RBI. Overall, his hitting performance has been better against left-handed pitchers.

READ ALSO: Veteran Catcher Mitch Garver Signs With Seattle Mariners After Winning World Series

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