Splitting time with fellow veteran Kurt Suzuki resulted in a career-best season for Flowers in 2017. He slashed .281/.378/.445 with a career-high .823 OPS. He had 12 homers and 49 RBIs in 99 games.
Spring training is a feeling-out process for Flowers, and for reasons beyond his understanding, he doesn’t really feel comfortable until the end.
“Every year I tend to wait, not by choice, but until the last week to feel good and execute a plan,” Flowers said. “So each year I start getting nervous toward the end. But I feel good.”