Tyler Flowers
C ATL
2 months ago

Flowers went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run-scoring double in Friday's 3-2 victory over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

The backstop came through on two separate occasions in the tightly-contested ballgame, plating Matt Kemp with a second-inning single and then driving home Freddie Freeman with a game-tying RBI double in the sixth. Flowers has hit safely in seven of his last nine contests, posted 11 RBI in September, and is slashing a solid .267/.359/.410 over 266 at-bats this season.

Tyler Flowers
C ATL
3 months ago

Flowers is out of the lineup Saturday against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

He has been in the lineup roughly 60-70 percent of the time of late, and will sit Saturday in favor of A.J. Pierzynski. Flowers is hitting .310/.417/.414 over his last 16 games, but his track record suggests that some steep regression is in order.

Tyler Flowers
C ATL
3 months ago

Flowers is out of the lineup Monday against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Flowers was behind the plate for the previous three games, so he'll get a chance to pick up some rest Monday afternoon. Anthony Recker will get the starting nod at catcher, serving as the battery mate for starting pitcher Ryan Weber.

Tyler Flowers
C ATL
3 months ago

Flowers is out of the lineup Thursday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Flowers has started back-to-back contests and four of the last five overall, but will take a seat for the afternoon matchup against San Diego. Anthony Recker will get the call to bat sixth in the order and man the backstop in his stead.

Tyler Flowers
C ATL
3 months ago

Flowers is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Anthony Recker will start behind the plate while Flowers receives a maintenance day. Flowers has increased his production at the plate recently and has posted a .368/.500/.526 line over the last seven games. He'll likely return to his normal spot in the lineup Tuesday when the Braves face the Padres.

Tyler Flowers
C ATL
3 months ago

Flowers is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Anthony Recker will get the nod behind the plate as Flowers sits following three straight starts. Flowers reached base five times in Wednesday's loss to Arizona and has raised his on-base percentage 20 points in six games since his return from a hand injury.

Tyler Flowers
C ATL
3 months ago

Flowers went 3-for-4 with a double, two walks and two RBI against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Braves have enjoyed their visit to the desert, as they've been on a bit of an offensive surge, and Flowers has been no exception. He's got six hits in the first three games of this four-game set against Arizona, lifting his season average to .269 -- its highest point since late May. Flowers has seen consistent playing time since returning from the disabled list a week ago; with his bat working right now and minimal competition for at-bats from backup catcher Anthony Recker, look for that to continue being the case down the stretch. That said, the potential September return of A.J. Pierzynski (hamstring) could cut into his starts somewhat.

Tyler Flowers
C ATL
4 months ago

The Braves activated Flowers (hand) from the disabled list Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Flowers is ready to return to action after completing a four-game rehab assignment, but he will not immediately jump into the lineup with Anthony Recker getting a start behind the plate Wednesday. However, fellow catcher A.J. Pierzynski was placed on the disabled list in the corresponding move, so Flowers and Recker figure to share the catching duties for the time being.

Tyler Flowers
C ATL
4 months ago

Flowers (hand) went 2-for-4 and caught eight innings for Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday and could be activated off the disabled list as early as next Thursday, Kevin MCAlpin of Braves Radio Net reports.

EDGE Analysis

Flowers has been sidelined since early July with a broken hand. His return would give Atlanta three catchers on its roster.

Tyler Flowers
C ATL
4 months ago

Flowers (hand) appears poised to return from the DL sometime next week, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Braves are apparently toying with the idea of carrying three catchers once Flowers is healthy, which would ding his value slightly down the stretch. Flowers, who has been on the DL since July 9, faced Arodys Vizcaino in a simulated game in Florida on Wednesday. There is not a specific game that the Braves are saying Flowers will be back for, but it seems like a given that he will return sometime next week.