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Tyler Flowers | Catcher | #25

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Chipola (FL) JC
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 33 (0) / ATL
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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. Sep 19 - 5:26 PM

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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.
Sep 15 - 5:01 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.
Sep 8 - 2:38 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.
Sep 8 - 9:41 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.
Sep 5 - 4:24 PM

Braves manager Brian Snitker said Monday that Tyler Flowers (wrist) is ahead of schedule and will return "sooner rather than later."

Flowers landed on the disabled list last week after taking a foul tip off his wrist, but he's progressing nicely. He'll be eligible for activation Friday and it sounds like he could return then.
Sep 4 - 6:51 PM

Tyler Flowers is headed back to Atlanta to have his wrist examined by the Braves' medical staff.

Flowers took a foul tip off the wrist during Monday's series opener against the Phillies and he was officially placed on the disabled list Wednesday morning, though a CT scan in Philadelphia turned up negative. There should be a clearer picture on his status by Thursday or Friday. Flowers, 31, has produced a breakout .279/.376/.446 batting line in 87 games this year with Atlanta. Kurt Suzuki and David Freitas will share time behind the plate for the Braves.
Aug 30 - 10:32 AM

Braves placed C Tyler Flowers on the 10-day disabled list with a wrist contusion.

This has probably been a lingering issue for Flowers, who's enjoying a breakout 2017 but was batting just .180 through 60 plate appearances in August. David Freitas will get the call from Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding roster move.
Aug 30 - 10:10 AM

Tyler Flowers hit a grand slam in the fifth inning of Sunday's 8-1 rout of the Reds.

It was the only hit of the game for Flowers, but it was obviously a big one. The 31-year-old catcher boasts a career-best .292/.384/.468 batting line with 11 home runs and 43 RBI in 83 total games this season. He holds a team-friendly $4 million club option for 2018 and may be a candidate for a contract extension this winter.
Aug 20 - 5:00 PM

Tyler Flowers launched a pinch-hit, two-run homer to plate the winning runs in a victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday.

He was called upon to hit for the pitcher with two outs and a runner aboard in the bottom of the eighth inning. He delivered the clutch bomb off tough reliever Pedro Baez. It was Flowers' ninth dinger of the year to go with a surprising .302 batting average. He splits time with Kurt Suzuki behind the plate for the Braves.
Aug 3 - 12:39 AM

Tyler Flowers is not in Monday's lineup against the Phillies.

Kurt Suzuki has been paired with Mike Foltynewicz recently and they'll stick with that arrangement Monday. Flowers should be back in there Tuesday.
Jul 31 - 8:54 AM

Tyler Flowers had a three-run homer, an RBI single and a walk Friday against the Dodgers.

Flowers' average finally started to drop last month, but he's helped make up for it with some additional power; five of his eight homers have come since June 12. He's been one of the NL's most valuable catchers in both fantasy and real baseball this year.
Jul 22 - 1:50 AM

Tyler Flowers (forearm) returned to the Braves' starting lineup on Friday.

Flowers sat out Thursday's game after he was drilled by a pitch during Wednesday's game against the Padres. He's hitting fifth against Sonny Gray and the Athletics on Friday evening.
Jun 30 - 9:18 PM

Tyler Flowers (bruised forearm) said he could play if needed on Thursday.

Flowers wasn't in the lineup for Thursday's series finale against the Padres after taking a fastball off his left arm on Wednesday night. However, the swelling has gone down significantly and Flowers took some swings in the batting cage on Thursday and could be available to pinch-hit. Look for him to return this weekend.
Jun 29 - 8:56 PM

Tyler Flowers left Wednesday night's game against the Padres due to a welt on his left forearm.

Flowers was struck on the arm by a 93.2 mph fastball in the sixth inning. "It kind of freaked me out a little bit," he said after the 7-4 loss at Petco Park. "You hear stories about breaking your arm and it just being numb. But I was able to move it around. I think it looked a lot worse than it was. Not that it feels good, but it did look pretty grotesque." Atlanta's medical staff determined that there was no need for an X-ray. Flowers is considered day-to-day.
Jun 29 - 5:22 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
3Tony Sanchez
4David Freitas
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Ozzie Albies
2Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Johan Camargo
2Adonis Garcia
3Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
2Matt Adams
3Jace Peterson
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
3Lane Adams
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3R.A. Dickey
4Sean Newcomb
5Lucas Sims
6Max Fried
7Luiz Gohara
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jim Johnson
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Sam Freeman
6Dan Winkler
7Jason Motte
8Matt Wisler
9A.J. Minter
10Jacob Lindgren
11Armando Rivero
12Luke Jackson
13Rex Brothers