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Braves' Flowers to return, Dickey won't

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(TSX / STATS) -- The Atlanta Braves exercised their 2018 contract option on catcher Tyler Flowers and declined the option on right-hander R.A. Dickey, the team announced Monday.

The 2018 campaign will mark Flowers' third with the Braves and his 10th in the majors. He batted a career-best .281 with 12 home runs and 49 RBIs in 99 games this season.

In his two seasons since joining Atlanta as a free agent, the 31-year-old Flowers is hitting .276 with 20 homers and 90 RBIs over 182 games.

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