Braves catcher Tyler Flowers has an MRI scheduled for Monday to take a look at his left hand. Flowers exited Saturday’s game with what was called a strain and according to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, he wasn’t feeling much better on Sunday.
Flowers originally suffered the injury when he was hit in the hand by Marlins reliever A.J. Ramos during last weekend’s series. Flowers aggravated the injury on Saturday during a check swing in his first at bat.
Flowers has been sneakily good for the Braves this season and has become a source of power of late. Flowers’ seven home runs rank second on the team with five of those coming over the last two months. Flowers has appeared in 53 games so far this season and is hitting .253 with seven homers and 21 RBIs.
If Flowers is forced to the disabled list, Anthony Recker could be an option. Recker has eight home runs in 59 games with Gwinnett since being picked up in a trade from the Indians. However, according to Bowman, Recker was placed on Gwinnett’s temporary inactive list on Wednesday for a non-injury issue. Blake Lalli would be another option for the Braves in Flowers’ absence.