Tyler Flowers
C ATL
6 days 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
1 week 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
2 weeks 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.

Tyler Flowers
C ATL
3 weeks ago

Flowers (hand) is ahead of schedule in his rehab and was observed hitting balls off of a tee Saturday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Flowers hit the DL with a fractured hand just after the All-Star break and was initially given a return timeline of 4-to-6 weeks. At this point, he appears to be trending toward the short end of that estimate, and the team intimated Saturday that Flowers could be back in the lineup in roughly two weeks.

Tyler Flowers
C ATL
1 month ago

Flowers (hand) was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday, retroactive to July 10.

EDGE Analysis

He will miss 4-to-6 weeks with a broken left hand. Anthony Recker's contract was selected from Triple-A as a corresponding move. A.J. Pierzynski figures to get the bulk of the work behind the plate while Flowers is out, with Recker serving as the backup in the short term.

Tyler Flowers
C ATL
1 month ago

Flowers will be sidelined 4-6 weeks with a broken hand, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports.

EDGE Analysis

Flowers left Saturday's game with what was initially thought to be a left hand strain but it turns out he broke a bone. As a result, he'll require 4-6 weeks to heal up and return to baseball activities. In the meantime, A.J. Pierzynski is in line to see the bulk of catching duties for the first month following the All-Star Break.

Tyler Flowers
C ATL
1 month ago

Flowers (hand) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox, Kevin McAlpin 680 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Flowers left Saturday's game with a left hand strain in the second inning of the contest. It is not clear what the exact extent of the injury is as of this time, but the Braves will start A.J. Pierzynski behind the plate for Sunday's series finale.

Tyler Flowers
C ATL
1 month ago

Flowers exited Saturday's game with a left hand strain.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old catcher came out of the game in the second inning Saturday and was replaced by A.J. Pierzynski. The extent of Flowers' injury is unknown at this point, but the initial diagnosis of a strain rather than a break is encouraging news nonetheless. If the Braves give Flowers the day off Sunday to get extra rest before the All-Star break, Pierzynski will draw in behind the plate in all likelihood.

Tyler Flowers
C ATL
1 month ago

Flowers left Saturday's game with an undisclosed injury, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

A.J. Pierzynski came on to catch in the bottom of the second inning Saturday after Flowers departed with an apparent injury. More information on Flowers' status figures to be made available later Saturday, but Pierzynski will continue to catch should Flowers miss additional time.

Tyler Flowers
C ATL
2 months ago

Flowers went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and three RBI Friday at the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Flowers' seventh blast of the season gave the Braves a 3-1 lead in the second inning of a road victory. He's now left the yard three times over his last eight games, and he's slashing .254/.345/.428 on the year.