Tyler Flowers C CWS 4 Months

Tyler Flowers hit an RBI single in the ninth inning of Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

It was the only run the White Sox managed all afternoon against Detroit. Flowers is batting .354/.398/.415 with nine RBI in 25 games played this season for Chicago.

Tyler Flowers C CWS 4 Months

Tyler Flowers had his fourth three-hit game of the season Thursday in the loss to the Tigers.

Yeah, that Tyler Flowers. Only Juan Uribe with five has more three-hit games this season (six others also have four). Going into this season, Flowers had played in 192 major league games and had three hits exactly twice. Flowers has still struck out 24 times in 64 at-bats, so we're not big believers in his newfound ability to hit for average.

Tyler Flowers C CWS 4 Months

Tyler Flowers went 3-for-4 with three runs scored in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

Flowers has quietly been an offensive revelation for the White Sox in the early going, batting .389/.421/.463 through the first three weeks. If he starts to hit for more power -- he's got 23 career home runs in 579 at-bats, so it's likely that he will -- while maintaining a decent batting average the White Sox could have something in the 28-year-old.

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Tyler Flowers went 4-for-4 before being removed for a pinch-hitter Thursday against the Twins.

Yes, the White Sox pulled the guy who was 4-for-4, replacing him with fellow right-handed hitter Paul Konerko, who grounded out against Glen Perkins to end the game. Apparently, Flowers' career .200 average outweighed his big day in Robin Ventura's mind. It was Flowers' first four-hit game as a major leaguer. He had three hits just twice in 194 games going in.

Tyler Flowers C CWS 5 Months

Tyler Flowers was forced to leave Friday's Cactus League contest against the Cubs due to leg cramps.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura doesn't believe the issue will linger, and Flowers should return back to the lineup in a day or two. He's the unquestioned starter behind the dish for the White Sox this season with Josh Phegley optioned to Triple-A, and offers decent power potential in the final rounds of two-catcher mixed leagues

Tyler Flowers C CWS 5 Months

Tyler Flowers left Friday's game against the Cubs with an apparent injury.

Flowers tweaked something on a swing and left in the middle of an at-bat. It looked like a possible oblique strain, but we'll have to wait for official word from the White Sox. Josh Phegley has already been sent to minor league camp, but he could be brought back if Flowers isn't ready for Opening Day. The Pale Hose could also go with a Hector Gimenez/Adrian Nieto combo or perhaps rekindle trade talks with the Yankees for Francisco Cervelli.

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White Sox manager Robin Ventura announced Sunday that Tyler Flowers would be his starting catcher "unless something drastically changes."

"He's done a good job," Ventura said. "He's picking up offensively to where he has a solid plan when he goes up there." Flowers lost his starting job at midseason last year to Josh Phegley, who got off to a hot start but then struggled down the stretch. Phegley, Hector Gimenez and Rule 5 draft pick Adrian Nieto will compete for the backup job. Flowers has above-average pop for a catcher but is a batting average drain and isn't a lock to keep the starting gig, making him a dicey fantasy proposition.

Tyler Flowers C CWS 6 Months

Tyler Flowers blasted a two-run homer on Sunday, helping to lead the White Sox to a 9-7 victory over the Ranges in Cactus League play.

The mammoth shot off Neftali Feliz in the sixth inning was Flowers' only hit in two at-bats on the afternoon. He's the favorite to open the season as the White Sox starting backstop, and his power potential makes him a worthwhile late-round gamble in two-catcher mixed leagues.

Tyler Flowers C CWS 6 Months

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Saturday that Tyler Flowers begins spring training as the top catcher on the team's depth chart.

He wouldn't go as far to say that the position was Flowers' to lose, but he does appear to be ahead of Josh Phegley at this point. He's always possessed impressive power, but struggled mightily to the tune of .195/.247/.355 with 10 homers and 24 RBI in 84 games in 2013.

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White Sox and C Tyler Flowers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $950,000 contract.

Flowers nearly doubles his salary in his first year of arbitration even though he hit just .195/.247/.355 this past season. He'll open next season as Josh Phegley's backup.