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Flowers, the White Sox's presumptive starting catcher, has hit .133/.235/.267 with 11 strikeouts in 30 at-bats this spring.

Flowers has had a crummy spring, but there has been no indication from the White Sox that Flowers may cede his job to anyone else. However, the White Sox could have another credible catcher on the roster to steal regular season at-bats if Geovany Soto breaks camp (and remains healthy).

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White Sox GM Rick Hahn said Friday that Flowers will enter spring training atop the depth chart at catcher, ESPNChicago.com reports. "Competition is good," Hahn said. "It brings out the best in people. And if someone comes in and fights for that job and earns it, I'm sure we'll be flexible. But certainly we view [Flowers] as the starter."

Veterans backstops Geovany Soto and George Kottaras were both recently brought in on minor league deals with spring training invites, joining Rob Brantly, Adrian Nieto and Kevan Smith in the competition for a spot on the Opening Day roster. The 28-year-old Flowers posted just a .693 OPS last season, but hit .280/.337/.553 with 10 homers after the All-Star break and it sounds like he'd have to really struggle in spring training to lose his starting job.

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Flowers is out of the lineup Thursday against the Royals.

Manager Robin Ventura has been managing Flowers' workload fairly carefully in September, often having him alternate starts with Josh Phegley. That will again be the case Thursday, with Phegley stepping in to catch for starting pitcher Jose Quintana.

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Flowers went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer Monday against the Tigers.

Flowers is having the best offensive season of his career as he is now hitting .243 with 15 home runs and 50 RBI. He is closing out the season on a high-note as he has five home runs in September.

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Flowers is out of the lineup Friday against the Rays.

Flowers was just afforded a rest with the team off Thursday, but he'll sit again Friday as Josh Phegley takes over behind the plate. While Flowers has compiled a healthy .323/.364/.774 batting line so far this month, it seems the playing time will continue to be split fairly evenly between him and Phagely, with Adrian Nieto possibly seeing some starts as well.

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Flowers is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Royals, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Josh Phegley will step in behind the plate Tuesday, as Flowers sits for the third time in four games. Flowers is batting .286 with four homers so far this month (28 at-bats) and remains the primary option for Chicago, though manager Robin Ventura seems to want to get a better look at both Phegley and Adrian Nieto with the remaining time.

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Flowers hit a walk-off home run in the 12th inning Monday, his second of the game, to beat the Athletics on a 3-for-4 night with a walk, two runs and two RBI.

Flowers was the hero after hitting a game-tying solo shot in the ninth before winning it in extra innings. It was the 28-year-old's second multi-homer game in four games, giving him 14 on the year to go with a .247/.304/.402 line.

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Flowers is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

Flowers will take the day game off Sunday in favor of Andre Nieto behind the plate. He is currently riding a seven-game hitting streak, but will need to wait until at least Monday for a chance to extend it to eight.

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Flowers is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Twins.

It sounds like little more than a day off for Flowers, who will be rested after a two-homer, four-RBI game on Tuesday. The recently-recalled Josh Phegley will serve as the catcher for left-hander John Danks.

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Flowers went 2-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI Tuesday against the Twins.

It was his first career multi-homer game, and he now has three homers in his last three starts. However, he came in with just 10 home runs on the season and a .363 slugging percentage, so don't expect plus-power to be a theme going forward.