Tyler Flowers C CWS 1 day ago

Flowers is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Indians.

Manager Robin Ventura indicated that he'd like to give Flowers more days off this season, so this appears to just be a scheduled day of rest. Geovany Soto will get the start behind the plate for the third time in the last five games, batting seventh.

Tyler Flowers C CWS 1 day ago

Manager Robin Ventura said he plans to provide Flowers with more days off this season, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The White Sox have lacked a legitimate number 2 catcher the past few seasons, which resulted in Flowers catching a career-high 1054 innings in 2014. That may not be the case in 2015, as the team appears to have confidence in Geovany Soto's ability to catch a few games per week. Even if Soto excels, it appears Flowers will remain the No. 1.

Tyler Flowers C CWS 4 days ago

Flowers is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Tigers, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Geovany Soto will make a second straight start behind the plate, as Flowers is out of the lineup for a fifth time through nine games. Given that he's splitting playing time and doesn't offer much as a batter, Flowers has very little upside for either rate or counting stats.

Tyler Flowers C CWS 6 days ago

Flowers is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Indians, according to CSN's Dan Hayes.

Flowers will get the day off Wednesday with the White Sox playing a day game following a night game. Geovany Soto will start his third game of the season -- compared to Flowers' five starts -- Wednesday afternoon.

Tyler Flowers C CWS 1 week ago

Flowers is out of the lineup Saturday against the Twins, Doug Padilla of ESPN reports.

This comes just two days after another day off, so it looks like Geovany Soto will be a fairly active backup for Chicago. That would further limit Flowers' fantasy ceiling, which was already low due to his offensive deficiencies.

Tyler Flowers C CWS 2 weeks ago

Flowers is not in the lineup Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen reports.

Geovany Soto gets the start behind the dish Thursday -- something that manager Robin Ventura expects will happen a couple times per week this season.

Tyler Flowers C CWS 2 weeks ago

Flowers went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in the White Sox's loss to the Royals on Wednesday.

Flowers had a miserable spring, but he proved Wednesday that there is still some boom in his stick. Of course, the home run is his only hit through five at-bats this season, and there is little reason to believe he can reverse his career-long low-average ways. Backup catcher Geovany Soto is slated to start Thursday, and it will be interesting to see how manager Robin Ventura distributes playing time between the two.

Tyler Flowers C CWS 4 weeks ago

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).

Tyler Flowers C CWS 3 months ago

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.

Tyler Flowers C CWS 7 months ago

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.