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Twins' Garver undergoes surgery after taking foul ball to groin

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Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver underwent groin surgery on Tuesday after leaving a game against the Baltimore Orioles with a contusion, he announced on Instagram.

"Quick update: I did leave the game last night with a 'groin contusion' and had to go to the emergency room for an ultrasound. The imaging showed I needed surgery," Garver wrote.

"A successful surgery was performed and I stayed the night in the hospital," he added. "I'm recovering well - Thanks for all of the messages and texts."

The 30-year-old was forced from the game after taking a foul tip from Trey Mancini to his groin. He remained on the ground for some time before trainers accompanied him off the field.

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Though Garver is without a timeline for his return, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said the backstop is in "rough shape (and it's) probably unlikely that (he's) going to be catching anytime soon," according to Betsy Helfand of the Pioneer Press.

Garver is hitting .226 with eight home runs and 17 RBIs over 40 games this season. But he's coming off a solid May when the veteran slashed .281/.438/.579 with four homers.

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