The Braves re-signed catcher Tyler Flowers to a one-year deal with a club option for 2020. Flowers will earn $4 million in 2019, while the Braves hold a $6 million option for 2020 with a $2 million buyout.
Flowers has slashed .225/.357/.335 in 61 games this season. He’s highly regarded for his pitch framing, and his handling of younger pitchers has been paramount for the 2018 Braves.
The 32-year-old hails from Roswell. He’s hit .264 with a .775 OPS across 243 games with the Braves from 2016-18. He’s added 25 homers and 110 RBIs over that span, while splitting time with Kurt Suzuki over the past two seasons.
Suzuki, who the team re-signed before free agency last September, is scheduled to hit the market this winter, as would have Flowers. The Flowers extension ensures the Braves have a veteran backstop in place entering what’s expected to be a busy offseason.
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