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Tyler Flowers to miss 4-6 weeks with broken hand, per report

The Braves will be without Tyler Flowers for a while.

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Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers has been one of the few bright spots for the major league club this season, but the veteran has suffered an injury setback that will reportedly cost him the next 4-to-6 weeks of availability.

Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports that Flowers will be out of commission for that lengthy period of time. In addition, Mark Bowman of brings word that the timetable could be for even longer.

This issue arose after Flowers was struck in the hand by a pitch, and the 30-year-old was reportedly scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday that apparently revealed this particular diagnosis.

The 2016 season has been a kind one for Flowers, who currently holds a .253/.343/.425 slash line with seven home runs and nine doubles in only 198 plate appearances. In his absence, A.J. Pierzynski would theoretically act as Atlanta’s starting catcher, with the possibility that Anthony Recker (or Blake Lalli) could be called up from Gwinnett to act as the team’s backup.

Stay tuned.

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