The Atlanta Braves today agreed to terms with free-agent catcher Tyler Flowers on a two-year Major League contract. The deal includes a club option for 2018. He will wear uniform No. 25.
Flowers, 29, hit .239 (79-for-331) with nine home runs and 39 RBI in 112 games for the Chicago White Sox last season. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound native of Roswell, GA, made 100 starts behind the plate for the White Sox, while also appearing in two games at first base.
Originally selected in the 33rd round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft by Atlanta, Flowers was sent to Chicago in 2008 as part of a four-player package for RHP Javier Vazquez and LHP Boone Logan. He made his Major League debut the next year with the White Sox, and over parts of seven seasons with Chicago, compiled a .223 average (283-for-1,267) with 46 home runs and 142 RBI in 431 games.
Flowers established career highs in nearly every offensive category during the 2014 season, hitting .241 (98-for-407) with 15 home runs and 50 RBI in 127 games.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Braves outrighted outfielder Dian Toscano to Triple-A Gwinnett.