NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: Tyler Flowers #25 of the Atlanta Braves reacts after being called out on strikes in the fourth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on July 3, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images
Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Braves extend catcher Tyler Flowers 

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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