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Tyler Flowers | Catcher | #25

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Chipola (FL) JC
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 33 (0) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Tyler Flowers went 2-for-4 and hit his first homer of the spring Tuesday against the Nationals.
Flowers had half of the Braves' hits on the day, and his homer came off annual Grapefruit League Cy Young candidate Gio Gonzalez (it was the second run he's allowed in 16 1/3 innings this spring). That'll do something for Flowers' confidence; he had been 3-for-23 with no extra-base hits. Mar 21 - 4:08 PM

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Tyler Flowers went 0-for-3 on Thursday, lowering his spring average to .150.

Kurt Suzuki has been hot this spring, so Flowers might need to get it going soon. It's clear to us that Flowers should be the Braves' starting catcher -- he's a far superior framer and a better hitter than he used to be -- but we can't be sure Brian Snitker sees it the same way.
Mar 16 - 4:19 PM

Tyler Flowers is not in the Braves starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against the Nationals.

Nothing more than a regular day of rest for the hot-hitting backstop. Anthony Recker, who rejoined the team on Friday, will work behind the dish and bat sixth for the Braves against Gio Gonzalez and the Nationals.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 10:40:00 AM

Tyler Flowers reached base four times and drove in four runs in Monday's shootout win over the Marlins.

It doesn't happen very often that you drive in four runs without the benefit of an extra-base hit, but that's what happened with Flowers Monday with the catcher delivering a pair of two-RBI singles. He also drew two walks. Flower has had an underrated season in Atlanta with a .271/.370/.424 batting line and seven homers. He'll get more playing time down the stretch with A.J. Pierzynski out of commission.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 11:18:00 PM

Tyler Flowers is getting a day off on Saturday against the Mets.

It'll be veteran backstop A.J. Pierzynski starting behind the dish for the Braves against Bartolo Colon and the Mets. Flowers should find himself back in there for Sunday's series finale.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 03:09:00 PM

Braves activated C Tyler Flowers from the 15-day disabled list.

Flowers missed a full month because of a fracture in his left hand. The 30-year-old catcher will return Wednesday to a respectable .253/.343/.425 batting line.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 02:35:00 PM

Tyler Flowers (hand) could be activated from the disabled list next Thursday.

Working his way back from a fractured left hand, Flowers began a rehab assignment on Thursday. He's been out since just before the All-Star break.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 04:54:00 PM

Tyler Flowers (hand) could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

And it's likely to be a short one because he's been able to continue hitting and catching while the small fracture in his left hand heals. Flowers landed on the disabled list just before the All-Star break with a timetable of 4-6 weeks. He'll come in on the early part of that range if all continues to go smoothly.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 08:39:00 AM

Tyler Flowers (hand) caught a bullpen session Friday.

Flowers is slated to taking batting practice, too. It's the first time he's done either since breaking his left hand just before the All-Star break. The catcher shouldn't be far off from a return.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 05:26:00 PM

Tyler Flowers (hand) will take batting practice on the field Friday at the team's spring training facility in Florida.

If all goes well, he'll begin playing games for the Gulf Coast League Braves on Monday. He's hoping to return for the team's homestand that begins on August 16. Flowers broke his left hand just before the All-Star break.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 05:26:00 PM

Tyler Flowers (hand) advanced to hitting off a tee on Saturday.

He's well ahead of schedule in his recovery from a fractured hand. The Braves are hoping he'll be back in the lineup in about two weeks. A.J. Pierzynski and Anthony Recker have filled in at catcher during his absence.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 05:04:00 PM

Braves placed C Tyler Flowers on the 15-day disabled list with a fracture in his left hand.

Flowers suffered the injury at the beginning of July when he was hit by a pitch and tried to play through it initially. He'll be out 4-6 weeks, with A.J. Pierzynski and Anthony Recker splitting time at catcher.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 03:59:00 PM

Tyler Flowers has been diagnosed with a fracture in his left hand and will be out 4-6 weeks.

Flowers suffered the injury back on July 1 when he was hit by a pitch and then played four more games before finally undergoing an MRI. A.J. Pierzynski will have to shoulder a big load at catcher coming out of the All-Star break. Flowers was batting .253/.343/.425 with seven home runs and 21 RBI in 53 games this season for Atlanta. He'd been especially hot lately.
Tue, Jul 12, 2016 05:24:00 PM

Tyler Flowers (hand) will undergo an MRI on Monday.

Flowers was removed from Saturday's game with a left hand strain and was still sore the next day. The Braves remain hopeful that he'll avoid a trip to the disabled list, but we'll have to wait and see what the exam says.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 12:42:00 PM

Tyler Flowers was removed from Saturday's game against the White Sox with a left hand strain.

Flowers will sit out the first half finale on Sunday just to be on the safe side. The Braves are hopeful that he'll avoid a trip to the disabled list.
Sat, Jul 9, 2016 03:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Jace Peterson
3Sean Rodriguez
4Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Emilio Bonifacio
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Bartolo Colon
3R.A. Dickey
4Jaime Garcia
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Matt Wisler
Relief Pitcher
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Mauricio Cabrera
4Ian Krol
5Jose Ramirez
6Daniel Winkler
7Josh Collmenter
8Chaz Roe
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Kevin Chapman
12Blaine Boyer
13Eric O'Flaherty
14Sam Freeman