Flowers went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 10-1 rout of the Blue Jays. The veteran backstop took Matt Shoemaker deep in the second inning, one of three Atlanta blasts off the right-hander on the night. Flowers is off to a strong start at the plate in a limited sample, going 3-for-10 with a homer and a double in three games, but Travis d'Arnaud appears to hold the edge in playing time at catcher for now.
Flower (illness) was activated from the injured list Wednesday. Flowers and fellow catcher Travis d'Arnaud had been on the COVID-19 injured list since Opening Day, though both players were evidently dealing with ordinary illnesses as neither tested positive for the virus. Both are healthy now and back on the active roster, leaving them set to split catching duties going forward.
Flowers (illness) felt good during a workout Tuesday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Flowers and Travis d'Arnaud (illness) remain on the injured list after exhibiting COVID-19-like symptoms over the weekend (though they both tested negative), and both players are taking part in workouts. Manager Brian Snitker indicated one of the catchers could rejoin the team as early as Wednesday, though he didn't specify which one was closer to being ready.
Flowers (illness) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Friday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Flowers tested negative for the virus but is showing symptoms, so he didn't travel with the club for Opening Day. Travis d'Arnaud is unavailable due to the same circumstances, so Alex Jackson and William Contreras will be the Braves' options at catcher to open the season.
Flowers has shown symptoms of COVID-19 and did not travel with the Braves for their season opener against the Mets on Friday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Both Flowers and fellow catcher Travis d'Arnaud have shown symptoms in recent days, though both tested negative for the virus. They'll remain back in Atlanta for Opening Day, with Alex Jackson expected to handle catching duties in their absence.
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