Tyler Flowers doesn’t know what to make of his future with the White Sox.

The catcher rejoined his teammates for a day Thursday to collect his belongings before he headed home for the offseason. Flowers -- who had shoulder surgery on Sept. 5 and is expected to miss three months -- said he’s ahead of schedule in his rehab which should have him ready for spring training.

Whether or not he’ll be with the White Sox next season remains to be seen.

With Josh Phegley in the mix many have speculated the club would opt for a veteran presence behind the plate next season.

“I don’t know” Flowers said. “I hope to be back. I want to be back and I want to show I am a better player than what everyone’s seen thus far. I believe that and I think they believe that too. I’ve got to get my shoulder ready priority one. Other than that I’m excited to see what happens. I believe I’m going to come back and I believe I’m going to be the starting catcher again. I believe I can be a lot better.”

Flowers took over as the club’s starter this season after A.J. Pierzynski departed via free agency. The coaching staff and general manager Rick Hahn have said they’re pleased with how Flowers handled the pitching staff which was their primary emphasis. But Flowers struggled at the plate hitting .195 with 10 homers and 24 RBIs in 84 games this season.