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21 Tyler Flowers C
Height/Weight: 6-4/245 | Birthdate: 1/24/1986 | Birthplace: Roswell, GA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: Chipola JC FL | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $510,000 | Owned/Started%: 25/18 | Average Draft Position: 298.53
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Strikeouts mar strong start for Tyler Flowers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) White Sox new starting catcher Tyler Flowers has not only fallen into a 2-for-15 slide since slamming 11 hits in his first 23 at-bats to start the season, but he is on an absurd strikeout pace. He has fanned 17 times in 38-bats.

Flowers, however, still boasts productive numbers with a stat line of .347/.375/.442. and has improved dramatically behind the plate over last year.


Tyler Flowers feels like 'a different player'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is off to a strong start offensively, entering play Sunday against the Royals with a .571 average through four games. 

"I feel entirely different as far as pretty much every aspect," Flowers said, per MLB.com. "My shoulder really doesn't hurt, so that's one aspect that's gone. My stance is completely different. I feel like my swing is a whole lot different. All and all, I feel like almost a different player.

"Right now, I feel pretty good. I'm keeping everything pretty simple. I'm probably not going to continue to go 7 for 8, so I don't know yet. Like I said before, the big thing I'm trying to do is be as consistent as I can and put together quality at-bats."


Twins can't get Tyler Flowers out in finale


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers entered Thursday's game against the Twins with just one hit in six at-bats on the season, but had trouble finding his swing in the 10-9 loss.

Flowers went 4 for 4, all singles, in the game, while scoring one run. He has yet to drive in a run in three games, but is now 5 for 10 from the field with five singles and four strikeouts.  


Tyler Flowers suffers leg cramps Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers left Friday's game against the Cubs due to leg cramps, CSNChicago.com reports.

Flowers went 0 for 2 at the plate before being pulled, leaving him 7 for 30 with two home runs and four RBI this spring.


Tyler Flowers wins starting catcher job


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Sunday that Tyler Flowers will be his starting catcher this season "unless something drastically changes," MLB.com reports.

"I'm glad they recognize I'm healthy and I've been working hard to get to this point," Flowers said Monday. "It was kind of questionable in my mind for a little bit during the offseason, 'Can I be ready for the season?' Not to be a starter or anything but can I be ready just to play, I guess I'm proud of myself in that respect, but it's still a long road."

Flowers has batted .231 with one home run and three RBI in 11 games this spring. Josh Phegley, Adrian Nieto and Hector Gimenez will compete for backup duties.


Tyler Flowers collects hit in spring debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2014) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers drew the start in his team's spring debut Friday, finishing 1 for 2 at the plate.

Flowers is battling to be the team's starting catcher on opening day. He declared his shoulder 100 percent earlier in February after undergoing surgery in September.


Tyler Flowers earns starting nod for exhibition opener


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2014) Robin Ventura has not declared Tyler Flowers as the starting catcher for the White Sox, but the latter will be behind the plate when the team begins its Cactus League schedule next Friday against the Dodgers.

Flowers is competing with Josh Phegley for the spot. Though Flowers hit 10 home runs in 256 at-bats last season, his .195 batting average and 94 strikeouts were a major concern.


Tyler Flowers declares surgically repaired shoulder fine


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/15/2014) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers has proclaimed his shoulder 100 percent as spring training revs up, per the Chicago Sun-Times. He underwent surgery on it in early September after a disappointing year in which he batted .195 with 10 home runs.

Flowers is battling Josh Phegley for the starting job in 2014, though young Adrian Nieto could also work his way into the mix. He told the media that he will stop listening to so many people about his stance and swing and embrace what makes him most comfortable.


Tyler Flowers still on track for start of spring training


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2014) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers, who underwent shoulder surgery in early September, said he is at 90 percent, but he will be ready to go for the start of spring training, according to MLB.com.

White Sox, Tyler Flowers come to terms


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2013) The White Sox avoided arbitration with catcher Tyler Flowers Monday, agreeing to a one-year, $950,000 deal, according to MLB.com.

Flowers saw the most extensive playing time of his career in 2013, but struggled mightily in his larger role. He batted .195 with 94 strikeouts in 256 at-bats, with a .247 on-base percentage and .355 slugging percentage.


Mets could target Tyler Flowers


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/1/2013) According to the New York Post, the Mets could have interest in catcher Tyler Flowers, should the White Sox non-tender him. Flowers told MLB.com that he has had contract discussions with the White Sox, but that his chances of being offered arbitration may only be at "51-49."

Flowers lost the starting catcher's job at midseason and missed nearly all of September due to shoulder surgery, though he is expected to be ready for spring training.


No complications in surgery for Tyler Flowers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2013) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers underwent surgery Wednesday and the procedure went as expected, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The surgery revealed no structural damage, and Flowers will be out an estimated two to three months before he can begin preparing for the 2014 season.

Tyler Flowers to undergo season-ending surgery


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2013) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers will undergo season-ending right shoulder surgery, CSN Chicago reports Monday.

Expected recovery time is 3-6 months, so Flowers' season is over. He had a disappointing campagin, as he hit just .195/.247/.355 with 10 home runs in 256 at-bats.


Tyler Flowers hits 10th home run


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers belted his 10th home run of the season Sunday during a loss at Boston. Flowers had two hits from the No. 9 spot in the batting order.

Flowers finished 2 for 4 with a solo homer in the eighth inning off Craig Breslow. He added a single and is batting .195 on the year for the White Sox.

The 27-year-old Flowers had just two hits in his previous nine games entering Sunday. He has 24 RBI on the year over 256 at-bats for Chicago.

Tyler Flowers hits fifth solo home run


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2013) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers delivered his seventh home run Tuesday against the Mets. Flowers' last three home runs have been of the solo variety and five of his home runs have been solo shots.

Flowers is batting .283 (13 for 46) with three doubles, three home runs, five RBI and seven runs in his last 15 games.


Tyler Flowers gets a rest


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2013) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Twins. 

Flowers will be replaced by Hector Gimenez, who will hit ninth against Scott Diamond. Flowers is hitting .223/.271/.377 in 175 at-bats. He will likely return to the lineup Thursday against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie. 


Tyler Flowers goes deep


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2013) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers smashed his sixth home run of the season Sunday at home against the Athletics. Flowers went deep in the third inning for a solo shot. 

The backstop finished 1 for 3 in the game and is batting .214 on the season. Flowers has two homers in his last three appearances for the White Sox. 


Tyler Flowers comes up big in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2013) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers made a big impact Friday against the Athletics, with his first three-hit game of the season.

Flowers saw just six pitches in the game, as he aggressively attacked pitchers en route to a 3-for-3 games. Flowers added a solo home run, his first since the second game of May. Despite Flowers' solid game, the White Sox lost, 4-3. 

The White Sox have lost the last 10 games in which Flowers has appeared. 


Tyler Flowers records two hits against Cubs


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2013) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers went 2 for 4 in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

Flowers doubled, scored a run, and knocked one in. He's hitting just .208, but 10 of his 26 hits have gone for extra bases.


Tyler Flowers held without a hit vs. Cubs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2013) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers returned to action Monday night against the Cubs.

Flowers, who missed his last three games with a back injury, endured an uneventful night as he finished 0 for 2 with a walk in a 7-0 defeat. He is hitting .198/.271/.339 with four homers and 12 RBI in 121 at-bats.

Tyler Flowers gets back in lineup


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2013) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers returned to the lineup and behind the plate Monday against the Cubs. Flowers missed the last three games due to a back injury. 

Manager Robin Ventura was confident that Flowers would be able to return for Monday's game. The starting catcher has gone 13 for 57 (.228) in May over 17 games with a homer and five RBI. 


Tyler Flowers should be back Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2013) White Sox manager Robin Ventura sounded confident catcher Tyler Flowers should be back in the lineup Monday against the Cubs. He's been sidelined the last three games with a back injury.

"Flowers should be better by (Monday)," Ventura said, per ESPN. "He can play if we needed him to today, but just holding him out as a precaution. If something happened to Hector (Gimenez) he’d be in there."


Tyler Flowers unable to return Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2013) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers was out of the starting lineup for a third straight game Sunday against the Marlins because of back spasms. Hector Gimenez once again started in his absence.

Flowers is batting .228 (13 for 57) with one home run, two doubles and five RBI in 17 May games.


Tyler Flowers scratched with back spasms


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2013) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers was held out of the lineup Saturday against the Marlins with back spasms, according to MLB.com.

Flowers is hitting .250 (10 for 40) with two doubles and two RBI in his last 12 games played.

Tyler Flowers digs into himself


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2013) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers turned in his third hitless outing in the past five games Saturday during a 3-2 loss to the Angels. Flowers went 0 for 4 to drop his average to .180 and he has now recorded just one extra-base hit over his past 15 games.

"It is a little frustrating when you look at the whole, not just the team, but for myself, this first month and whatever, I know we are all better than what we are doing, especially me," he told MLB.com about hitting just .177 in April. "I know I can be better than what I'm doing. ... I feel good. Maybe it's just a matter of running into some tough pitching or not getting some real good pitches to hit."