Flowers (hand) was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday, retroactive to July 10. 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.
Flowers will be sidelined 4-6 weeks with a broken hand, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports. 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.
Flowers (hand) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox, Kevin McAlpin 680 The Fan reports. 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.
Flowers exited Saturday's game with a left hand strain. 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.
Flowers left Saturday's game with an undisclosed injury, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. 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.