Culberson was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. It was one-and-done for the infielder, as Culberson got the starting nod Wednesday at shortstop in favor of Corey Seager (flu), and went 1-for-3 at the plate. On the day immediately after his call-up, he was sent right back down. The team is expecting Seager back soon, but in the meantime, they seem content to use Chris Taylor to pick up any reps their starter leaves behind.
Culberson was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Culberson hasn't been horrible off the Dodgers' bench, going 7-for-27 in very limited playing time, but he'll head down to the minors in order to make room on the roster for Mike Bolsinger, who was activated from the disabled list Wednesday. Culberson will continue to develop in the minors, but he could be back soon if an injury strikes one of the Dodgers' regulars.
Culberson is in the lineup and batting ninth for Tuesday's game against the Rays. Culverson will get a rare start in order to give Corey Seager the day off. The 27-year-old hasn't started a game since April 25 and has tallied just five hits on the season.
Culberson went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run in the 7-3 victory over San Francisco on Friday. With Madison Bumgarner on the hill, Culberson received the start at shortstop. His only two starts this season have both been in games against Bumgarner, and Culberson has four hits in those contests. He is 4-for-12 (.333) with two doubles, four RBI and a run this season. Culberson figures to primarily be a matchup-dependent starter throughout 2016.
Culberson went 2-for-5 with a game-winning RBI double in Saturday's 3-2 extra-inning victory over the Giants. Getting the start at shortstop with lefty Madison Bumgarner on the hill, Culberson ended up the hero after producing a go-ahead double in the tenth inning. The 27-year-old utility infielder had been hitless in his only two prior at-bats before Saturday, and figures to primarily see matchup-dependent starts throughout the season.
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