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Tyler Flowers needs shoulder surgery, out 3-6 months

Sep 2, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

Tyler Flowers AP

As if hitting .195 after being tasked with replacing A.J. Pierzynski as the White Sox’s starting catcher wasn’t enough to ruin Tyler Flowers‘ season, now he’s undergoing exploratory shoulder surgery.

Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports that Flowers is expected to miss 3-6 months, which means he may not be ready for the beginning of next season.

Flowers had already lost the starting job to Josh Phegley, although he’s been nearly as bad as Flowers and it’s unclear what the White Sox’s plan behind the plate for next season will be. As a group Chicago catchers have hit .201 with a .592 OPS that ranks second-worst in all of baseball ahead of only Miami.

  1. rje49 - Sep 2, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Maybe it was the swing in the 8th inning last night that sent the ball over the Green Monster, landing on the roof of a building across Lansdowne Street. Didn’t seem to affect his swing at all.

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