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Tyler Flowers made his major league debut in 2009, appearing in eight games.

Flowers was born in Roswell, GA and attended high school in Marietta, GA. He was drafted in the 33rd round in 2005 by the Atlanta Braves and signed by scout Al Goetz.

A big man at 6 ' 4 " and 245 lbs., he played catcher and first base in the minors. In his four years in the minors (2006-09) he posted a respectable batting line of .293/.406/.495.

Tyler made his major league debut on September 3, 2009 with the 2009 White Sox. He hit .188 but had an OBP of .350.

During spring training in 2010, Flowers was touted as the possible replacement for A.J. Pierzynski when A.J.'s contract is up in 2011. Flowers had worked on his defense and wanted to work more on his offense with the White Sox AAA affiliate at Charlotte.

Through 2009 he is one of five major leaguers who have had the last name "Flowers". Other than Tyler, though, the most recent one (Ben Flowers) finished up in 1956.

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