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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: 7 | Salary: $510,000 | Owned/Started%: 7/4 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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White Sox C Tyler Flowers remains on roll with two hits


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is blossoming, at least in regard to the 2015 season. His hot streak continued Saturday against the Cubs.

Flowers slammed two more hits, including a two-run double in ths seventh that gave his team a 5-0 lead and raised his average to .235, its highest point since April 26.

He is batting .341 (14-for-41) with three home runs since June 24.


Tyler Flowers hits in sixth straight for White Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers went 1 for 3 in Friday's win over Baltimore. 

The single extended Flowers' hitting streak to six consecutive games. He's hitting .364 with a 1.137 OPS over the streak. 


White Sox's Tyler Flowers parks HR for third straight game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers continued his power surge Wednesday against the Cardinals, homering for a third straight game during a 7-1 win. He finished 2 for 4 with two runs and one strikeout.

Flowers connected for a two-run homer off Seth Maness in the ninth inning. It was his seventh home run.

Flowers has put together a five-game hit streak. He is batting .368 (7 for 19) with three home runs, five RBI, four runs, no walks and five strikeouts in that span.


White Sox's Tyler Flowers hits sixth home run of season Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers smacked his sixth home run of the season Tuesday to help send the White Sox to a 2-1 win over the Cardinals.

The solo shot came off Miguel Socolovich in the 11th inning. He finished the game 2 for 5 with one RBI. Prior to Tuesday's win, Flowers was hitting .250 with two home runs and three RBI in his last nine games.

"It felt good. It felt good coming off the bat, it felt good running around the bases," said Flowers, per MLB.com. "After Sale put up another good performance, it's nice to get the win."


Tyler Flowers homers in White Sox loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning of Friday's loss to Detroit. 

Flowers hit his fifth homer of the year and recorded his 16th RBI. He went 1 for 3.

Flowers has hits in his last three games and RBI in his last two.  


Tyler Flowers hits solo home run for White Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers hit a solo home run in the fifth inning to give Chicago a lead over Texas on Friday. 

Flowers went went 2 for 3. He hit his fourth home run and first since June 3. He drove in his 14th run. 


White Sox's Tyler Flowers knocks third homer Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers went 3 for 5 with a double and a two-run home run in his team's 9-2 win over the Rangers on Wednesday.

Flowers came up a triple short of the cycle, with his homer coming in the seventh inning to put his team up 9-0. The Rangers were able to scratch out a pair of runs in the eighth and ninth innings after the game was all but wrapped up.

Flowers has hit .216/.256/.351 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 111 at-bats.


White Sox's Tyler Flowers slugs second homer Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers went 1 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 5-2 loss to the Indians on Thursday.

The White Sox were on the precipice of getting shut out before Flowers launched a ninth-inning home run to put his team on the board. Still, it was the third straight loss for the White Sox against their division rivals.

Flowers has hit .207/.253/.329 with two home runs and nine RBI in 82 at-bats.


Tyler Flowers, Adam LaRoche out of White Sox lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Catcher Tyler Flowers and designated hitter Adam LaRoche were held out of the White Sox lineup on Sunday. 

Flowers was replaced by Geovany Soto, who bats eighth. 

Adam LaRoche gets a rest as well. Emilio Bonifacio gets his first start at DH instead, batting second. 


White Sox C Tyler Flowers back behind the plate on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers. Flowers was given the day off on Monday as Geovany Soto received the start. But it's been Flowers that has gotten the lion's share of the playing time behind the plate, as he has now started 18 of the team's first 30 games this season.

Flowers has been struggling offensively, however. He has just three hits in seven games this month and his batting average for the season continues to hover around the .200 mark. 


White Sox catcher Geovany Soto out of the lineup Wednesday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) White Sox catcher Geovany Soto is out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the Tigers, the team announced.

Soto started the last three games behind the plate and will be replaced by Tyler Flowers. Soto is hitting just .156 with one home run in 32 at-bats this season.


White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers available despite illness


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is available off the bench for Tuesday's game despite battling an illness, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Flowers is feeling better but had a fever and had the chills on Sunday, forcing him out of action. Flowers is hitting .217 with one home run in 46 at-bats this season.


White Sox Tyler Flowers improves approach after words with manager


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers has revamped his offensive approach after manager Robin Ventura let him know he wasn't pleased with it earlier this season.

"(Flowers) and Robin got after it for a couple of days at the beginning of the season," said bench coach Mark Parent, per MLB.com. "He's getting ready earlier, being on time. He's figuring out the little things he needs to do to stay with quality at-bats


White Sox rest Tyler Flowers, Conor Gillaspie, Jose Abreu


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) The White Sox left two regulars out of the lineup on Sunday and moved another to DH to give him a day's rest from playing the field. 

Catcher Tyler Flowers is out of the lineup. For the third time in five games, he'll be replaced by Geovany Soto, who will bat eighth in the order. 

Third baseman Conor Gillaspie is also out of the starting lineup, for just the fifth time this year. He's replaced by Gordon Beckham, who'll bat seventh. 

Jose Abreu moves from first base to DH, swapping positions with Adam LaRoche, who gets his third start of the year at first base. 


White Sox C Tyler Flowers on Thursday's melee: It could help us bond


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) While White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers said he would rather avoid the type of incident which occurred during Thursday's loss to the Royals, he said there can be some positive things that come out of the confrontation, reports MLB.com.

"It can definitely be a bonding thing," Flowers said. "As a team right there, protecting each other, watching your back, those kind of things. You don't want to see those kinds of things happen a lot, but when they do, you count on the guys around you to make sure nothing bad happens."

The incident occurred when Adam Eaton hit a come-backer to pitcher Yordano Ventura and Ventura began yelling at Eaton. Eaton agreed that the benches-clearing incident can help team unity.

"There are a lot of feisty guys in here, too, which I like," Eaton said. "A lot of guys like me. I respect our guys, too. You come out there on my behalf, it's awesome. It shows the team camaraderie."


White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers back in the lineup Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is back in the starting lineup Tuesday after getting the day off Monday, the team announced. 

Flowers and backup Geovany Soto have rotated early on, with Flowers getting his eighth start Tuesday and Soto starting five. Flowers is hitting .333 with one home run and four RBI in 24 at-bats this season. The White Sox are currently the underdogs (+130) against the Indians Tuesday.


Geovany Soto gets start for White Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is not in the team's starting lineup for Monday's game against Cleveland. Instead, Geovany Soto will get his fifth start of the year behind the plate. 

Soto is hitting eighth in the lineup.


White Sox's Tyler Flowers coming off hot road trip


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers went 4 for 11 with a double, a walk and an RBI during last week's road trip but ended with an 0-for-3 performance Sunday.

Flowers was able to turn in back-to-back multihit performances to help boost his batting average to .350 before going hitless Sunday. He has hit .304/.333/.522 with one home run and four RBI in 23 at-bats.


White Sox's Tyler Flowers slugs three-run home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers went 1 for 3 with a three-run home run in his team's 7-5 loss to the Royals Wednesday.

Flowers failed to get a hit in two at-bats on Opening Day but came through in the second inning Wednesday in his first trip to the plate. He delivered a career-high 15 home runs in 2014 while hitting .241/.297/.396 in 407 at-bats.


White Sox set Opening Day lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The White Sox posted their Opening Day lineup for Monday against the Royals. 

The Sox will start: Adam Eaton CF, Melky Cabrera LF, Jose Abreu 1B, Adam LaRoche DH, Leury Garcia RF, Conor Gillaspie 3B, Alexei Ramirez SS. Tyler Flowers C, Micah Johnson 2B. Jeff Samardzija will be the starting pitcher.


Tyler Flowers credits timing, rhythm, tempo to improved spring


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers has seven hits over his last 16 Cactus League at-bats. When asked about his bat coming alive as of late, he said: "Just better timing, rhythm and tempo. That's the gist of it. There's no story line," per Chicago Sun-Times.

Flowers hit .214 last season for the White Sox. He is batting .233 (10 for 43) with three doubles, three homers and six RBI in 16 Cactus League games.


White Sox C Tyler Flowers hits first spring home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers hit his first home run of the spring Tuesday, going 1 for 3 at the plate in his team's loss to the Rockies, and despite delivering mediocre numbers in Cactus League play, the catcher feels he's been taking "steps in the right direction," per MLB.com.

"As we see every year, a lot of times, spring training doesn't matter," Flowers said. "Guys are terrible in spring training and then have a great year, and guys are great in Spring Training and have a terrible year. Now, it's just more about trusting yourself, so you have time to recognize a pitch and still get to it. That's kind of the battle and the battle for most people all the time. It's been steps in the right direction: putting balls in play, feeling comfortable and confident in there, laying off pitches, swinging at strikes, taking balls kind of thing. So, just the progression of that. It's more just trying to get comfortable and get a little tempo and rhythm going. I feel like I'm making strides at that."

Flowers is 4 for 30 with one double, one home run and three walks in 12 Cactus League games.


White Sox C Tyler Flowers: 'It's my job to lose' behind the plate


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers told reporters he doesn't plan on giving up his starting job easily, per MLB.com. On Thursday, Geovany Soto signed a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training.

"I really don't think there's much of a question going in there," Flowers said. "I would definitely say it's my job to lose. Barring an injury, there's really no doubt I'll be the guy catching opening day."

Flowers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal, worth $2.675 million for this season. The 28-year-old hit .241/.297/.396 with 15 homers and 50 RBI over 407 at-bats in 2014.

"At this point, there's no reason to move off of that," general manager Rick Hahn said. "Competition is good. 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 Tyler as the starter."


White Sox C Tyler Flowers agrees to one-year, $2.675 million deal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal, worth  $2.675 million, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Flowers, 28, slashed .241/.297/.396 with 15 homers and 50 RBI over 407 at-bats in 2014.

Tyler Flowers on bench for battle against Athletics


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is red-hot, but he will be cooling heels Wednesday night with Oakland in town.

Flowers, who is resting in favor of Josh Phegley, had his eight-game hitting streak stopped Tuesday. But he's batting .333 with five home runs and seven RBI in his last nine games and has raised his slugging percentage to .398.