Flowers will miss this weekend's series with the Mets due to a bruised left hand injury, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. The catcher sustained the setback during his final at-bat of Wednesday's game against the Nationals. He was held out Thursday, and is expected to return to the field after missing the three weekend contests versus New York. David Freitas is behind the plate for Friday's series opener while Kurt Suzuki is in line to see a majority of the starts in case Flowers misses a little more time.
Flowers is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Nationals. Flowers has collected six hits in three starts since returning from a wrist injury, but he'll get the day off as the Braves continue to ease him back into action. Kurt Suzuki is starting behind the dish in his stead.
Flowers is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals. He is 4-for-10 with three RBI and a run over his last two starts since returning from a wrist injury. Kurt Suzuki is starting behind the dish and hitting sixth.
Flowers went 3-for-6 with three RBI and a run scored in Sunday's extra-inning win over the Marlins. He hasn't missed a beat since coming off the DL, going 4-for-10 in his first two games back. Flowers would need a big finish to match his previous career high of 15 homers, but he's poised for new personal bests in every other major hitting category in 2017.
Flowers is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Marlins. Flowers went 1-for-4 in his return from the disabled list Friday, but he'll get Saturday off as the Braves ease him back into action. Kurt Suzuki will draw a start behind the dish in his stead.
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