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Tyler Flowers | Catcher | #25

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Chipola (FL) JC
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 33 (0) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Tyler Flowers (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Gwinnett.
He'll play at least four games with the Triple-A Braves before being reassessed, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Kurt Suzuki will continue to hold things down in Atlanta until Flowers returns. Flowers suffered the strained oblique on Opening Day, and has been sidelined since. Apr 21 - 4:21 PM

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Tyler Flowers (oblique) is expected to begin a rehab assignment this weekend.

Flowers is nearing a return from a strained oblique, which he suffered during the Braves' opener on March 29. Kurt Suzuki has been filling in for him behind the plate.
Apr 19 - 4:55 PM

Tyler Flowers (oblique) went through catching drills Monday and could be cleared to hit on the field sometime this week.

Flowers is finally making some progress after straining his left oblique nearly three weeks ago. He's obviously still got some hoops to jump through, but it's possible he could be activated sometime during the Braves' April 23-May 3 road trip.
Apr 16 - 4:40 PM

Braves placed C Tyler Flowers on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle.

Flowers suffered the oblique strain in the second inning of Thursday's game against the Phillies. In Flowers' place, Kurt Suzuki will likely serve as the starting catcher. No timetable has been given as to when Flowers will be able to return, but he'll likely be out until mid-April at the earliest.
Mar 30 - 3:10 PM

Tyler Flowers exited Thursday's game against the Phillies with discomfort in his left oblique.

Flowers winced after fouling off a pitch in the second inning. Kurt Suzuki finished the at-bat and will handle catching duties for the rest of the afternoon. A DL stint seems likely for Flowers.
Mar 29 - 4:54 PM

Tyler Flowers (groin) is nearing a return to the Braves' lineup.

Flowers has been limited for the past few days due to a mild groin strain, but has been taking at-bats in minor league games. Flowers said that he could have returned on Sunday if necessary, but was just being cautious.
Mar 25 - 10:39 PM

Tyler Flowers went 0-for-3 on Monday, leaving him 2-for-19 this spring.

The Braves are looking for a cleanup hitter and seem to be considering batting their catchers there, since both Flowers and Kurt Suzuki were so productive last year. Flowers, though, needs to pick it up if he wants to stay in the middle of the order and maybe even in order to stay ahead of Suzuki.
Mar 19 - 5:32 PM

Braves exercised C Tyler Flowers' $4 million club option for 2018.

It's not a big surprise after Flowers batted .281/.378/.445 with 12 homers and 49 RBI over 99 games this season. The 31-year-old underwent arthroscopic debridement surgery on his left wrist earlier this month, but he's expected to be ready for spring training. The Braves have a surprisingly potent catcher combo with Kurt Suzuki coming off a 19-homer campaign.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 01:03:00 PM

Tyler Flowers ripped a two-run homer and drew a couple walks on Monday against the Mets.

It's the first longball since August 20 for Flowers, who just recently returned from a bruised hand. The Braves have gotten an insane amount of production from their catchers this season, as Flowers and Kurt Suzuki have combined for 30 home runs and 96 RBI.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 09:41:00 PM

Tyler Flowers (hand) will be back in the Braves' starting lineup on Thursday.

Flowers has been sidelined for the past week due to a bruised left (glove) hand. He will try to put a couple more positive stamps on what has been a career year. Atlanta is sure to pick up the 31-year-old catcher's $4 million club option for 2018.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 09:53:00 AM

Tyler Flowers (hand) took pregame batting practice on Tuesday.

But it will probably be another couple of days before the 31-year-old catcher is cleared to return to the Braves' starting lineup. Flowers has been sidelined since last Wednesday with a badly bruised left (glove) hand.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 05:26:00 PM

Tyler Flowers is not expected to play before Tuesday due to a bruised left hand.

Flowers was hit with a pitch during his final plate appearance Wednesday. Kurt Suzuki will be the Braves' primary catcher until Flowers is ready, with perhaps Tony Sanchez and David Freitas mixed in.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 05:01:00 PM

Braves activated C Tyler Flowers from the 10-day disabled list.

Flowers missed the minimum amount of time with a bruised wrist. He's sporting a nifty .279/.376/.446 batting line for the Braves this season.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 02:38:00 PM

Tyler Flowers (wrist) expects to be activated from the disabled list Friday.

It's the first day he's eligible. Flowers has been down with a bruised wrist, but he resumed workouts this week with no issues. He'll return to a nice .279/.376/.446 batting line.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 09:41:00 AM

Tyler Flowers (wrist) swung a bat Tuesday without experiencing any discomfort.

Flowers has made swift progress from his late-August wrist contusion and it sounds like he will be activated off the disabled list this weekend. The 31-year-old catcher boasts a .279/.376/.446 batting line in 87 games this season with Atlanta.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 04:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
3Carlos Perez
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Ozzie Albies
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Johan Camargo
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Ronald Acuna
2Preston Tucker
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Foltynewicz
3Brandon McCarthy
4Sean Newcomb
5Luiz Gohara
6Anibal Sanchez
7Matt Wisler
Relief Pitcher
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jose Ramirez
3A.J. Minter
4Dan Winkler
5Sam Freeman
6Peter Moylan
7Shane Carle
8Max Fried
9Jesse Biddle
10Grant Dayton
11Jacob Lindgren