Flowers is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies. Flowers went 2-for-4 at the plate during Saturday's win, but he'll be given the day off in favor of Kurt Suzuki, who has slugged three home runs in his past two starts.
The Braves are "strongly leaning" toward picking up Flowers' 2018 option, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. They're expected to keep their backstop duo together for another season, having already inked a one-year pact with Kurt Suzuki. Flowers' 2018 club option is worth $4 million, and he's an unrestricted free agent after next season. Despite an up-and-down fantasy performance, he's posted a solid .283/.377/.444 line with 11 homers in 345 plate appearances heading into Saturday action and should continue to provide value in his age-32 season both in reality and many two-catcher fantasy leagues.
Flowers is not in the lineup Friday against Philadelphia. Flowers will get the night off after making his return from a bruised hand injury during Thursday's game against the Nationals. The catcher went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts, but was able to last the entire game behind the plate. In his place, Kurt Suzuki will handle the catching duties for the series opener.
Flowers (hand) is back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Nationals. As expected, Flowers will return after missing a week with a hand injury, which was the result of a hit-by-pitch. He will step into the five hole in his first game back, looking to build on his impressive .289/.376/.467 line against right-handed pitching for the season.
Flowers (hand) is expected to return to the lineup Thursday against the Nationals, MLB.com reports. R.A. Dickey was hoping to have Flowers back behind the plate Thursday to catch his knuckleball, and it seems the training staff is happy enough with Flowers' progress to sign off on his return. Flowers was hit on the hand by a pitch Sept. 13, just days after his return from a wrist injury. He should split the workload fairly evenly with Kurt Suzuki the rest of the way.
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