Flowers is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Blue Jays. Flowers looked like he might have a chance at emerging as the Braves' clear-cut top backstop when Kurt Suzuki exited Sunday's game against the Padres after taking a bat to the head, but Suzuki passed all concussion tests and served as the designated hitter Tuesday in Toronto. With Suzuki stepping back in to catch Wednesday, it appears a timeshare at the position will remain in place for the foreseeable future, with he and Flowers likely alternating turns behind the dish.
Flowers went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Padres. Flowers had a solid day at the dish after coming in to replace an injured Kurt Suzuki (head). He gave Atlanta two key insurance runs in the eighth inning after blasting his fourth homer of the season. The 32-year-old backstop is hitting .270 with seven extra-base hits and 14 RBI through 28 games, although he figures to see limited opportunities moving forward as the backup catcher: Suzuki was removed as a precaution after getting hit in the head with a bat and appears to have avoided a significant injury.
Flowers is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres. Flowers picked up three straight starts at catcher from June 9 through 12, but he has since alternated duties behind the plate with Kurt Suzuki over the past six contests. The relatively even timeshare limits the fantasy ceilings for both players, though Flowers still at least makes for a dependable second backstop in most two-catcher formats. He has delivered a .785 OPS across 105 plate appearances on the season.
Flowers is not in the lineup Friday against the Padres. Since May 28, Flowers and fellow catcher Kurt Suzuki have alternated nearly every single game, outside of a three-start stretch for Flowers from June 9 to 12. Both catchers have hit quite well, with Flowers posting a .268/.406/.415 line and Suzuki a similarly effective .274/.335/.471, so expect the arrangement to continue.
Flowers is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mets. The Braves have split the workload in relatively even fashion between their two catchers this season, but Flowers seems to have emerged as Option 1A of late. He started each of the Braves' past three games at catcher, but he'll cede duties to Kurt Suzuki in the day game after the night game.
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