ABQ native Mitch Garver begins rehab assignment in Albuquerque 

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –  Mitch Garver, a former Lobo and former La Cueva Bear, is expected to be at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque for a rehab assignment Tuesday.

The La Cueva grad is expected to play with the Round Rocket Express, starting Tuesday against the Isotopes.

Garver is a catcher for the Texas Rangers. However, he hasn’t played for them since last July.

At that time, Garver suffered a torn flexor tendon and missed the rest of the season. Then, last month, the Rangers ruled Garver out with a sprained left knee.

In 2009, he began with UNM and earned Mountain West Co-Player of the Year honors in 2012 and 2013.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Garver in the 2013 MLB Draft. Then, he spent a few seasons in the minor leagues and five seasons with the Twins before he was traded to the Rangers last year.