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Flowers' work ethic unchanged with starting job

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Getting the starting job behind the plate hasn't changed Tyler Flowers' work ethic during Spring Training. Flowers put in countless hours of preparation last year as A.J. Pierzynski's backup.

"The biggest difference is A.J. not being here," Flowers said. "Other than that, we are doing the same stuff day in and day out. I'm doing just as much as I did last year, so it's kind of been the same routine with a couple of new catchers. That's it.

"Now is the time to get as much work in as you can. That's what I did last year. That's what I have been doing and I'm going to continue to do the rest of spring. I don't really know what I could do differently."

Flowers said that all the pitchers he has caught have looked good early on in spring, with game action clearly telling more. He mentioned Daniel Moskos and David Purcey as looking really good in the bullpen sessions.