Chicago's Flowers Out 3-6 Months For Surgery Blake Bass | Sep 02, 2013 11:34am As if hitting .195 after being tasked with replacing A.J. Pierzynski as the White Sox?s starting catcher wasn?t enough to ruin Tyler Flowers? season, now he?s undergoing exploratory shoulder surgery. Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports that Flowers is expected to miss 3-6 months, which means he may not be ready for the beginning of next season. Read more on Hardball Talk.