Aaron Gleeman

Braves interested in ex-White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers

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Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the Braves are “continuing to pursue” catcher Tyler Flowers, who was non-tendered by the White Sox last week.

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.