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Top Charlie Culberson News

  • Braves' Charlie Culberson: Back in majors

    Atlanta selected Culberson's contract from Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.

    He's taking the roster spot vacated by Braden Shewmake, who was optioned Thursday. It's a return home of sorts for Culberson, who played in Atlanta from 2018-20. He'll operate in a utility role.

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  • Braves' Charlie Culberson: Returns to Atlanta

    Culberson signed a minor-league contract with Atlanta on Friday.

    Culberson opted out of his minor-league deal with the Rays last week and is now headed back to Atlanta, where he played from 2018-20. The 33-year-old is a favorite of manager Brian Snitker, but if he winds up playing much it's probably not a great sign for Atlanta.

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  • Charlie Culberson: Released by Rays

    The Rays released Culberson on Friday.

    Culberson had a clause in his contract that allowed him to opt out of his contract should he not make the 40-man roster out of spring training. The Rays had no room for the 33-year-old infielder, so Culberson will once again hit the open market. He slashed .252/.283/.357 in 124 plate appearances with the Rangers last season.

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  • Rays' Charlie Culberson: Gets NRI from Tampa Bay

    Culberson agreed Thursday with the Rays on a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to major-league spring training, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Culberson posted a rough .252/.283/.357 batting line with two home runs and two stolen bases over 68 games (124 plate appearances) last season with the Rangers. The veteran utilityman has experience at just about every position on the diamond, but he turns 34 years old in April and seems doubtful to be a significant contributor for the Rays in 2023.

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  • Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Solo homer in win

    Culberson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's victory against the Yankees.

    Culberson launched a solo homer off Domingo German in the bottom of the third frame, evening the score up at 1-1. The long ball was his second of the year, both of which have come over his last four appearances with the Rangers. Culberson will wrap up the 2022 campaign having posted a .252 average with two homers, 12 RBI, 19 runs and two stolen bases over 115 at-bats in 70 games.

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  • Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Slugs homer in win

    Culberson entered Wednesday's game as a pinch hitter and hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning of a 16-4 win over the Rockies.

    With the Rangers holding a large lead, interim manager Tony Beasley gave Culberson a plate appearance in the ninth, sending him up to pinch hit for Marcus Semien. This was Culberson's first plate appearance since Aug. 16. As the Rangers look to give developmental playing time to younger guys, like Ezequiel Duran, Culberson's opportunities could dry up over the final five weeks.

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  • Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Scratched from lineup

    Culberson was scratched from the lineup for Thursday's game in Miami.

    He had been scheduled to pick up a start in the middle infield while Corey Seager received a breather following his appearance in Los Angeles for the All-Star Game on Tuesday. Culberson's removal from the lineup isn't believed to be the result of any injury; instead, the Rangers are likely just eager to get a look at rookie Ezequiel Duran, who was called up from Triple-A Round Rock after Brad Miller (neck) was placed on the 10-day injured list. Duran will start at second base and bat ninth while Marcus Semien mans shortstop.

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  • Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Starts in left field

    Culberson started in left field and went 2-for-3 in Saturday's 3-2 win over Seattle.

    Texas manager Chris Woodward usually finds a spot for Culberson, a career .217 hitter against righties, whenever an opponent throws a left-handed starter. Left field, like third base, is an unsettled position in the Rangers' lineup. Culberson is the third player to start there over the last three games. With Brad Miller (hip) on the injured list, Culberson joins the mix along with Andy Ibanez and Eli White, who started in center Saturday. Woodward uses the spot for matchups, depending on the handedness of the opposing starter. When all bodies are healthy, Miller is the likely starter against righties, while White gets the at-bats against lefties.

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  • Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Enters for injured Smith

    Culberson entered Friday's game in the top of the ninth inning after third baseman Josh Smith was removed with a shoulder injury.

    Culberson was then removed for pinch hitter Andy Ibanez in the bottom half of the ninth against right-hander Paul Sewald. Smith had started four of the last five games and was emerging as the primary option at the hot corner. If Smith misses time, Culberson will probably start against lefties while Ibanez slots in against righties.

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  • Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Gets another start vs. lefty

    Culberson will start at third base and bat ninth Thursday against the Astros.

    The righty-hitting Culberson will draw into the lineup against a lefty starting pitcher (Framber Valdez), and most of the 33-year-old's starting opportunities moving forward should come against southpaws. After delivering a massive .932 OPS in 144 plate appearances versus lefties in 2021, Culberson has dropped down to a .633 OPS in 32 plate appearances early this year.

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  • Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Drives in three runs

    Culberson went 1-for-2 with a double and three RBI in Friday's 9-6 loss to the Angels.

    The 33-year-old poked an RBI groundout in the second inning before knocking a two-run double in the fourth, both against starter Reid Detmers. Culberson has now collected a hit in each of his three appearances this season. A hot bat could earn him more playing time, but the veteran is still serving in a utility role as of now.

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  • Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Makes first start

    Culberson started at third base and went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 12-6 win over Toronto.

    With the Rangers facing their first left-handed starter of the season, Culberson made his first start and appearance of the season. He slotted in at the hot corner while primary third sacker Andy Ibanez moved to first base. Culberson was later removed for pinch hitter Nathaniel Lowe against a right-hander in the fifth inning.

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  • Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Contract selected by Texas

    Culberson's contract was selected by the Rangers on Thursday.

    Culbertson appeared in 91 games for the Rangers last year and slashed .243/.296/.381 with five homers, 23 runs, 22 RBI and seven stolen bases. The 32-year-old will serve as a utility option for Texas in 2022 and should see plenty of playing time against left-handed pitchers.

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  • Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Secures roster spot

    The Rangers informed Culberson on Sunday that he'll be included on the team's Opening Day roster, independent baseball journalist Jeff Wilson reports.

    Culberson likely clinched his spot as a utility option off the bench after the Rangers optioned Yonny Hernandez to Triple-A Round Rock and reassigned Matt Carpenter to the minors within the last few days. The 32-year-old Culberson is expected to have a regular spot in the lineup against left-handed pitchers after he supplied a .932 OPS in 144 plate appearances in those matchups in 2021.

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  • Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Closes in on roster spot

    Culberson is expected to claim a roster spot after the Rangers optioned Yonny Hernandez to Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday, Jack Magruder of reports.

    Texas manager Chris Woodward said it wasn't a 100 percent lock that Culberson breaks camp, but he lauded the utility infielder. "We just think with Culby's experience, how he hits left-handed pitching, his versatility, the clubhouse guy, the makeup -- it is a really good fit for us," the manager said. Culberson hit .346 with four homers and a .932 OPS in 144 plate appearances against left-handers with the Rangers last season while playing mostly third base.

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  • Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Signs with Rangers

    Culberson signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Wednesday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Culberson joined the Rangers for the 2021 campaign and hit .243 with five homers, 23 runs, 22 RBI and seven stolen bases across 91 major-league appearances. He'll presumably compete for a major-league roster spot during spring training this year and should be in the mix for playing time at third base after the Rangers traded Isiah Kiner-Falefa on Saturday.

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  • Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Clubs homer in loss

    Culberson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Yankees.

    Culberson launched his fifth homer during the Rangers' three-run fifth inning. He started for just the second time in the last nine games -- a role befitting of a 32-year-old infielder playing for a team that's closing in on 100 losses. He's been sharing third base with Brock Holt, Yonny Hernandez and Andy Ibanez while the organization focuses on playing time for younger players.

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  • Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Reinstated, starting Wednesday

    Culberson (illness) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list and is starting Wednesday's game against the Rockies.

    Culberson spent a week and a half on the COVID-19 IL and experienced some symptoms of the virus. However, he rejoined the team Sunday and participated in activities for several days prior to his activation. The 32-year-old will start at the hot corner and bat seventh Wednesday, and he should see his fair share of playing time while Brock Holt (illness) and Andy Ibanez (hamstring) remain sidelined.

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  • Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Joins team for workouts

    Culberson (illness) completed his quarantine for COVID-19 health and safety protocols and joined the Rangers for pregame workouts Sunday, Chris Halicke of reports.

    Culberson was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Aug. 20, but after having previously been vaccinated against the virus, he appears to have emerged from quarantine in relatively good fitness. He'll be eligible to return from the IL on Monday, and he could step back into a key role in the Texas infield with Brock Holt (illness) still on the COVID-19 IL and with Andy Ibanez (hamstring) likely to be deactivated.

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  • Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Condition improving

    Culberson (illness) has reported improvement with his condition since being placed on the COVID-19 injured list Friday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Culberson is one of four Rangers players to land on the COVID-19 IL within the past four days, but the team isn't disclosing which of those individuals tested positive for the virus. Though Culberson has acknowledged being vaccinated, the fact that he has experienced some degree of virus symptoms means he'll likely miss at least a week of action before rejoining the Rangers. While both Culberson and Brock Holt are on the COVID-19 IL, Nick Solak is expected to serve as the Rangers' top utility infielder.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Rome, GA
Age: 34
Experience: 7
Bats/Throws: R, R