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Tyler Flowers | Catcher | #25

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Chipola (FL) JC
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 33 (0) / ATL
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Braves signed C Tyler Flowers to a two-year, $5.3 million contract with a club option for 2018.
The deal was reported during the Winter Meetings last week and it's now official. Flowers was non-tendered by the White Sox earlier this month, but he'll now share the catcher position with veteran A.J. Pierzynski. The 29-year-old batted .236/.292/.356 with nine homers and 39 RBI this past season. Wed, Dec 16, 2015 03:45:00 PM

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Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports that the Braves have signed Tyler Flowers to a two-year contract, pending a physical.

Flowers will get $5.3 million guaranteed in the deal, according to MLB.com's Mark Bowman, after being non-tendered by the White Sox last week. He's an Atlanta and was drafted by the Braves, so it's no surprise that he viewed it as an ideal landing spot. Flowers will share the catcher position with A.J. Pierzynski, which leaves Christian Bethancourt's future up in the air.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 07:09:00 PM

Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that the Yankees have reached out to Tyler Flowers.

The Yankees traded John Ryan Murphy to the Twins last month, so they are currently looking at Gary Sanchez and Austin Romine as backup options for Brian McCann. Flowers could end up finding more playing time elsewhere. Hoch writes that he's deciding between the Yankees, Rays, and Braves.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:29:00 AM

MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are interested in Tyler Flowers.

The Braves have already re-signed A.J. Pierzynski, but they apparently might not be done adding catching help. Flowers began his pro career with the Braves and is an Atlanta native. The 29-year-old hit .236/.292/.356 with nine homers and 39 RBI this past season for the White Sox.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 10:27:00 AM

White Sox non-tendered C Tyler Flowers.

Flowers underwent right knee surgery in early October. Once healthy, he'll be looking for a new place of employment, as the White Sox are moving the arbitration-eligible 29-year-old off their 40-man roster by declining to offer him a contract for 2016. He struggled to the tune of a .236/.292/.356 triple-slash with nine homers and 39 RBI in 2015 (331 at-bats), though those numbers certainly could have been affected by his knee woes. He's expected to be healthy entering spring training in 2016 and will be entering a barren market for catchers.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 06:49:00 PM

Tyler Flowers is set to undergo surgery on October 9 to repair cartridge damage in his right knee.

Flowers has been able to play through the issue, but it may have taken a toll on his overall numbers. He will be fully recovered and ready to go for spring training next year. The 29-year-old backstop is hitting .236/.292/.356 with nine homers and 39 RBI on the season.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 09:44:00 PM

Tyler Flowers went 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI against the Royals on Wednesday.

It's just the second four-hit game of Flowers' career, and it raised his average from .227 to .236. Since Flowers wasn't able to build on his improved 2014 campaign this year, the White Sox should be in the market for a catching upgrade this winter. If they get one, they could non-tender Flowers rather than keep him as a $3 million backup.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 12:14:00 AM

Tyler Flowers (dehydration) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Angels.

Flowers was pulled from Sunday's contest with the Royals due to dehydration. He received an IV after the game, which cleared up the issue, and he's back in Monday's starting lineup.
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 07:03:00 PM

Tyler Flowers went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in Saturday's win over the Cubs.

Flowers' two-run double in the seventh inning increased the White Sox lead from 3-0 to 5-0, a lead the team would not relinquish. The catcher is hitting just .235/.282/.388, though he does have a bit of pop in the bat and has slugged seven homers in 183 at-bats while splitting time behind the plate for the Pale Hose.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 07:55:00 PM

Tyler Flowers hit a solo home run in the 11th inning to lead the White Sox to a 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Flowers took reliever Miguel Socolovich deep to break a 1-1 tie. The catcher finished 2-for-5 in the game. The homer was his sixth of the season and his second in as many games. Flowers is hitting .217/.268/.369 while splitting time behind the dish for the Sox.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Tyler Flowers went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Rangers.

His solo blast off Colby Lewis in the fifth inning was the only offense of the game for the White Sox. There was some optimism on Flowers after a big second half last year, but it hasn't translated so far in 2015. He's hitting just .210 with four home runs and .589 OPS in 46 games.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 11:50:00 PM

Tyler Flowers finally hit his second homer in the loss to the Indians on Thursday.

Flowers' average would have ended the night at .198 if not for Gordon Beckham's two-out double in the ninth. Flowers followed it up with a pretty meaningless two-run homer, pushing his average up to .207. Fortunately for him, Geovany Soto is having some issues defensively and hasn't made much of a case to take over as the starter. Flowers, though, has been quite a liability thus far.
Thu, May 21, 2015 11:16:00 PM

Tyler Flowers is not in the White Sox' lineup Sunday.

Geovany Soto is catching Jeff Samardzija, which has been the norm. Flowers is hitting just .152/.204/.196 over his last 15 games.
Sun, May 17, 2015 01:29:00 PM

Tyler Flowers went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Flowers' RBI double in the fifth inning got the White Sox on the board. The run batted in was his first since April 26. The catcher is batting .226/.273/.339 with seven RBI while splitting time with Geovany Soto behind the dish.
Tue, May 12, 2015 11:38:00 PM

Tyler Flowers is not in the White Sox' lineup Monday.

Geovany Soto is unofficially the personal catcher for Jeff Samardzija, so he's getting the start Monday. Flowers will come off the bench.
Mon, May 11, 2015 04:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Tyler Flowers
3Ryan Lavarnway
4Matt Kennelly
5Braeden Schlehuber
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Jace Peterson
2Gordon Beckham
3Emilio Bonifacio
4Chase d'Arnaud
SS1Erick Aybar
2Daniel Castro
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Kelly Johnson
3Reid Brignac
LF1Hector Olivera
2Nick Swisher
3Matt Tuiasosopo
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Michael Bourn
3Mallex Smith
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Matt Wisler
3Manny Banuelos
4Bud Norris
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Williams Perez
7Kyle Kendrick
8Jhoulys Chacin
9Casey Kelly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jason Grilli
3Jim Johnson
4Alexi Ogando
5Shae Simmons
6Chris Withrow
7David Carpenter
8Alex Torres
9Jose Ramirez
10Daniel Winkler
11Paco Rodriguez
12Ian Krol
13Daniel Burawa
14Andrew McKirahan