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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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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 MLB.com 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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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 SI.com 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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Lands on COVID-19 injured list
Culberson was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Friday.
Per Blake, Culberson has yet to test positive for the virus but is experiencing COVID-like symptoms. If he never winds up testing positive, he could be back within a few days, but he'll be forced to miss a longer period if it turns out he does indeed have coronavirus. Nick Solak was called up to take his place on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Swipes bag in loss Tuesday
Culberson went 1-for-2 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Mariners.
Culberson singled and stole second off Tyler Anderson, his seventh steal of the season. The veteran is currently riding a seven-game hitting streak, his second longest of the campaign. Culberson is now slashing .249/.304/.383 with four home runs, 18 RBI and 20 runs scored in 231 plate appearances, and he continues to see the majority of his opportunities against lefties.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Blasts fourth homer Thursday
Culberson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Mariners.
Culberson hit a second-inning bomb off Marco Gonzales to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead, but that was the only offense the team produced as Gonzales pitched a two-hit complete game. The 32-year-old only starts against lefties and is batting just .184 in his last 14 games. On the season, Culberson is slashing .235/.287/.370 with four long balls, 18 RBI, 18 runs and five steals in 220 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Picks up start against lefty
Culberson will start at third base and bat eighth Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Culberson and Brock Holt continue to form a platoon at third base, with the former getting the smaller share of starts as the right-handed bat of the two. With southpaw Madison Bumgarner on the hill for Arizona, Culberson will unsurprisingly join the lineup while Holt rests. Culberson is slashing an impressive .346/.398/.580 in 90 plate appearances versus left-handers this season.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Scores twice, swipes base in win
Culberson went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base in Saturday's 7-3 win over Seattle.
Culberson started at third base against a left-hander, the Rangers' typical practice, and he extended a modest hitting streak to five games with a third-inning single. The 32-year-old journeyman has multiple hits in three of those five games, going 8-for-19 with three doubles, four RBI and five runs scored. Culberson remains in the mix at third base with Brock Holt and Andy Ibanez.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Makes impact in field, at plate
Culberson went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Friday's 9-4 win over the Royals.
Culberson was involved both at the plate and in the field. Prior to his two-run double in the seventh inning, Culberson made a nice bare-handed play on Whit Merrifield's slow chopper in the first inning, then snared a 101.5 mph grounder to initiate a double play to end that frame. He, Brock Holt -- and more recently Andy Ibanez -- are holding down third base until prospect Josh Jung is ready for the majors. Jung's debut was delayed due to a foot injury, but he's currently playing for Double-A Frisco. The injury may preclude Jung from reaching the majors in 2021, so Culberson could remain part of the mix the rest of the way.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Charlie Culberson: Run of steady playing time ends
Culberson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.
Culberson will now sit for the second time in as many days following a stretch of eight consecutive starts. The 32-year-old journeyman will likely fill the short side of a platoon at third base with the lefty-hitting Brock Holt moving forward.... See More ... See Less
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|Birthplace: Rome, GA|
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