Tyler Flowers C ATL 2 days ago

Flowers went 0-for-10 with six strikeouts and two walks over four games last week.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Braves backup catcher had a strong start to the season, going 9-for-26 (.346) in his first eight games. He went 4-for-4 with three RBI against the Dodgers on April 19. With A.J. Pierzynski struggling, there might have been a chance for Flowers to receive more playing time, but that's probably not as likely now with Flowers' recent slump.

Tyler Flowers C ATL 2 weeks ago

Flowers knocked in three runs as part of a 4-for-4 game in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Flowers has appeared in just five games as A.J. Pierzynski's backup but has fared well, going 7-for-17 (.421) in his limited appearances. Pierzynski is hitting just .156/.229/.188 in his first 35 plate appearances, so Flowers may have the chance to work his way into more at-bats if this trend continues.

Tyler Flowers C ATL 2 weeks ago

Flowers is in the lineup and batting sixth for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 30-year-old is hitting .239/.375/.231 this season and will make his fifth start of the year in order to give Pierzynski a day off.

Tyler Flowers C ATL 3 weeks ago

Flowers is getting the day off Thursday against the Nationals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He has started three of the Braves' eight games this year, and appears to be settling in as the backup to A.J. Pierzynski, who is catching Thursday and hitting fifth.

Tyler Flowers C ATL 4 weeks ago

Flowers is out of the lineup for Saturdays game against the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A.J Pierzynski will take back over behind the plate Saturday after getting the night off for the Braves' series opener against St. Louis. Flowers went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in Friday's game against the Jaime Garcia and the Cardinals and he should have his fair share of starts behind the plate when the Braves face left-handers.

Tyler Flowers C ATL 1 month ago

Flowers will be the starting catcher for the Braves' second game of the season, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It appears that the Braves will be employing a platoon at catcher to start the season, as A.J. Pierzynski is slated to start on Opening Day against the right-handed Max Scherzer, while Flowers will face left-handed Gio Gonzalez in the following game. It is unclear if this platoon will be used all year, but it would be bad news for Flowers if it did last, as he would receive fewer starts as a result of it.

Tyler Flowers C ATL 2 months ago

Flowers (hamstring) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Tuesday's spring loss to the Tigers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A hamstring injury slowed Flowers last week, but it seems he's put that issue behind him. The 30-year-old was behind the plate Sunday and Tuesday, working his way up to six innings Tuesday after catching four frames Sunday. He is just 3-for-16 this spring, but Flowers still appears in line to split catching duties fairly evenly with A.J. Pierzynski.

Tyler Flowers C ATL 2 months ago

Flowers (hamstring) took part in baseball activities Friday morning but is not yet ready for game action, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Flowers was set to play Friday, but the Braves scratched him from the lineup, even though he took batting practice Friday morning. He remains day-to-day and should jump into a game in the near future.

Tyler Flowers C ATL 2 months ago

Flowers (hamstring) will not play in Thursday's spring game, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It was originally thought that Flowers would play Thursday despite his injury, but the Braves will give him one more day to rest. His status remains the same for now, as the Braves expect him to return to the field Friday.

Tyler Flowers C ATL 2 months ago

Flowers has a mild leg injury, but manager Fredi Gonzalez hopes he can return to the lineup Wednesday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It sounds like the issue is not very severe, although it is somewhat troubling given the fact that he had offseason knee surgery. Things should become more clear once the Braves take the field tomorrow.