Feb 15, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers (21) stretches during spring training at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Tyler Flowers to be named White Sox starting catcher?

The Chicago White Sox have a multitude of options in regards to their starting catcher position, but it appears Tyler Flowers will be the man who comes away with the job – this according to the Chicago Tribune.

Flowers was named the White Sox’s starting backstop after 2013 Spring Training but struggled through the first half of the season and was eventually replaced by Josh Phegley, who after a hot start, began to struggle himself.

Hector Gimenez and Rule 5 draft pick Adrian Nieto were also seen as potential competition for Flowers, but the young catcher appears to have appeased manager Robin Ventura who feels as if Flowers is the right man for the job.

“He’s done a good job,” Ventura said. “He’s picking up offensively to where he has a solid plan when he goes up there.”

Of course, if Flowers struggles like he did last season he’s not immune to a potential benching.

That said, he has above average power for a catcher and if he could ever improve his plate discipline, he’d be a fine offensive option at the position.

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