Flowers is a right-handed hitter, which means Atlanta would be looking to pair him with left-handed hitter A.J. Pierzynski in a traditional platoon. And it would also mean the Braves aren’t leaving any room for former top prospect turned 24-year-old question mark Christian Bethancourt.
Pierzynski overtook Bethancourt on the depth chart after signing with the Braves last offseason and then re-signed on a one-year, $3 million deal to serve as the primary starter in 2016. Flowers has been the White Sox’s primary starter since 2013, but struggled offensively aside from a decent number of homers.