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Flowers makes first start at first

Flowers makes first start at first

Flowers makes first start at first
CHICAGO -- Evening rain prevented Tyler Flowers from taking grounders during batting practice at first base, where he made his first White Sox start at that position on Monday against the Blue Jays. As the projected backup catcher for 2012, Flowers also intends to work at first base in the offseason to offer up another future chance to pick up a few at-bats.

"It could be a possibility if I'm up here," said Flowers, who robbed Colby Rasmus of extra bases by snagging his bases-loaded liner in the second, then smashed a three-run homer in the bottom half. "I could be that guy to fill in a pinch. It's definitely something to keep in mind.

"I've thought about doing it in the past. But just kind of getting back into catching three or four years ago, I needed to worry about catching and not ground balls and that kind of stuff. Evidently, I need to worry about ground balls a little bit too now. I'll definitely work on it this offseason."


The White Sox also have Adam Dunn and Dayan Viciedo to back up Paul Konerko at first.