OUTTyler Flowers
C ATL
1 month ago

The Braves exercised their 2018 contract option on Tyler Flowers.

EDGE Analysis

Flowers had a solid showing during the 2017 season. Over 99 games he hit .281/.378/.445 and logged 49 RBI, one shy of his career-high mark of 50. In addition to picking up his 2018 option, the Braves reported that Flowers underwent arthroscopic debridement surgery on his left wrist in early October. Fortunately, it seems to have been a minor procedure as the team expects him to be in full health once spring training rolls around.

OUTTyler Flowers
C ATL
2 months ago

Flowers is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Flowers enjoyed a productive year at the plate this season, slashing .282/.379/.446 in 369 plate appearances, but he'll give way to Kurt Suzuki behind the plate Sunday.

OUTTyler Flowers
C ATL
2 months ago

Flowers is out of the lineup against Miami on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Flowers will spend Friday's contest on the bench after going 0-for-2 with a pair of walks during Thursday's game. Kurt Suzuki is set to handle the catching duties in his stead.

OUTTyler Flowers
C ATL
2 months ago

Flowers is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

He has been playing roughly every other day over the past week. Kurt Suzuki will start behind the dish and hit cleanup.

OUTTyler Flowers
C ATL
2 months ago

Flowers is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Flowers went 2-for-4 at the plate during Saturday's win, but he'll be given the day off in favor of Kurt Suzuki, who has slugged three home runs in his past two starts.

OUTTyler Flowers
C ATL
2 months ago

The Braves are "strongly leaning" toward picking up Flowers' 2018 option, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

They're expected to keep their backstop duo together for another season, having already inked a one-year pact with Kurt Suzuki. Flowers' 2018 club option is worth $4 million, and he's an unrestricted free agent after next season. Despite up-and-down fantasy performance, he's posted a solid .283/.377/.444 line with 11 homers in 345 plate appearances heading into Saturday action and should continue to provide value in his age-32 season both in reality and many two-catcher fantasy leagues.

OUTTyler Flowers
C ATL
2 months ago

Flowers is not in the lineup Friday against Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

Flowers will get the night off after making his return from a bruised hand injury during Thursday's game against the Nationals. The catcher went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts, but was able to last the entire game behind the plate. In his place, Kurt Suzuki will handle the catching duties for the series opener.

OUTTyler Flowers
C ATL
2 months ago

Flowers (hand) is back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Flowers will return after missing a week with a hand injury, which was the result of a hit-by-pitch. He will step into the five hole in his first game back, looking to build on his impressive .289/.376/.467 line against right-handed pitching for the season.

OUTTyler Flowers
C ATL
2 months ago

Flowers (hand) is expected to return to the lineup Thursday against the Nationals, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

R.A. Dickey was hoping to have Flowers back behind the plate Thursday to catch his knuckleball, and it seems the training staff is happy enough with Flowers' progress to sign off on his return. Flowers was hit on the hand by a pitch Sept. 13, just days after his return from a wrist injury. He should split the workload fairly evenly with Kurt Suzuki the rest of the way.

OUTTyler Flowers
C ATL
2 months ago

Manager Brian Snitker said Flowers (hand) may need a few more days before he's ready to return to the lineup, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Flowers was hoping to return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game, but it appears the hand issue that has kept him sidelined since Thursday isn't responding the way he had hoped. Kurt Suzuki will continue to start behind the dish while Flowers remains out of commission.