Culberson is out of the lineup Saturday against the Astros, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports. The infielder will start on the bench for a second consecutive game after having gone 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in each of his last two games. Culberson has hit just .182 in his last seven games.
Culberson is out of the lineup Friday against the Astros. Culberson started at third base the past four games but will take a seat Friday after going 3-for-15. Andy Ibanez will work at the hot corner for the Rangers in his place.
Culberson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 10-2 win over the Mariners. Culberson kicked things off during a six-run fifth inning by taking a first-pitch slider over the wall in left to tie the game at two. The long ball was his first since April 15, and he's now slashing .310/.347/.521 with 11 RBI and eight runs scored. He'll look to continue to take advantage of his at-bats while Brock Holt (hamstring) is sidelined.
Culberson isn't starting Saturday's game against the Mariners. Culberson had started each of the last five games and went 5-for-20 with a double, two RBI, a run and four strikeouts during that time. Andy Ibanez will take over at third base and bat eighth.
Culberson went 1-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 6-3 extra-inning win over the Twins. Culberson reached base on a fielding error in the ninth inning and scored the game-tying run that forced the extra frame. He then doubled in Texas' final run in a three-run 10th and extended his hit streak to eight games. Culberson should see ample at-bats at third base after the Rangers placed Brock Holt (hamstring) on the 10-day injured list.
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