Veteran catcher Tyler Flowers has retired a week after signing a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves. Braves manager Brian Snitker confirmed Flowers’ retirement while speaking to reporters before their game Friday with the Milwaukee Brewers. Flowers had signed a minor league deal after Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud hurt his thumb applying a tag at the plate in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays, resulting in an assignment to the 60-day injured list.
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The last time it seemed like Ronald Acuña Jr.’s season was in jeopardy, when he was struck by a pitch on the wrist, he surprised everyone by making the starting lineup in the very next game. Tonight, a day after exiting a game with an ankle problem, no such luck: Ehire Adrianza starts in his place and leads off. The rest of the lineup is what you’d expect, pretty much, but with Ender Inciarte returning to take over center field.