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September 10, 2020 02:52 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Outrighted to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson was outrighted to Atlanta's alternate training site Thursday.

He was designated for assignment earlier in the week and passed through waivers unclaimed.

September 8, 2020 10:16 AM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Gets DFA'd
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Braves designated Culberson for assignment Tuesday.

Despite being on the Braves' active roster all season, Culberson has hardly seen any use, even when Atlanta has been without regular players due to injury. The veteran has seen action in 10 of the Braves' 41 games to date, and his appearance as a pinch runner in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Marlins was his first since Aug. 22. Atlanta removed him from its 40-man roster and 28-man active roster to make room for reliever Jacob Webb (shoulder), who was reinstated from the 45-day injured list in a corresponding move.

August 23, 2020 05:20 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Seeing few opportunities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.

Though Culberson has been on the active roster since Opening Day, he's started in only one of the Braves' 28 games to date while logging all of eight plate appearances. Unless the Braves lose another infielder to the injured list, Culberson's playing-time outlook is unlikely to improve at any point.

July 21, 2020 07:48 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Contract selected by Braves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson's contract was selected by the Braves on Tuesday.

After an underwhelming stat line in 2019, Culberson lost his spot on the 40-man roster during the offseason. However, he impressed enough in camp to return to the major-league roster to begin the regular season. The 31-year-old should play a depth role for the Braves this year; his versatility in the field could allow him to carve out some playing time as the season progresses.

June 29, 2020 06:52 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Makes 60-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson will be a part of the Braves' 60-man roster, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Culberson lost his spot on the Braves' 40-man roster during the offseason after hitting .259/.294/.437 with five home runs and 20 RBI over 144 plate appearances in 2019. The 31-year-old was able to take part in major-league spring training this year, where he went 3-for-26 with four RBI and eight strikeouts before play was suspended. Given his downturn in production recently, he's no lock to receive playing time in the majors once the regular season begins.

May 16, 2020 10:56 AM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Able to face live pitching
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson, Ronald Acuna and Ozzie Albies were able to take at-bats against live pitching this week, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

The trio of hitters joined Mike Foltynewicz, Mike Soroka and Sean Newcomb at a high school in the Atlanta area for some more intense reps than the players had been getting in their respective batting cages and bullpen sessions, as each pitcher tossed three simulated innings of about 15 pitches against his teammates. Culberson may have been on the outside looking in at a roster spot when spring training was suspended, but the likelihood of expanded rosters to accommodate a compacted schedule could ensure the 31-year-old finds a home once again on the Atlanta bench, even if only in a pinch-hitting role.

March 29, 2020 12:04 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: May not make final cut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson posted a .115/.258/.192 slash line with eight strikeouts in 26 at-bats before spring training was suspended.

Dropped from the 40-man roster in the offseason, Culberson came into camp hoping to win a spot on the Atlanta bench, but his poor performance at the plate did him no favors. The 30-year-old utility man could still make the cut if the team sticks with its initial plan to send the loser of the third-base battle between Austin Riley and Johan Camargo to Triple-A, but if both younger players stay in the majors, Culberson seems well behind Adam Duvall in the race for the final spot on the bench.

February 18, 2020 10:12 AM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Competing for roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson is fully recovered from the facial fractures he suffered last September and is looking to reclaim a spot on the Atlanta bench, Mark Bowman of reports.

He's been taking batting practice for more than a month while wearing a special batting helmet that offers additional protection after he was struck in the face by a Fernando Rodney pitch on a bunt attempt. Culberson became a fan favorite in Atlanta in 2018 with some timely pinch-hit homers, but his numbers declined last year and he was dropped from the 40-man roster this offseason. Even if the 30-year-old has a good camp, he's not guaranteed a spot on the big-league roster for a Braves team that has plenty of depth already.

December 13, 2019 06:16 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Headed back to Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson (face) signed a minor-league contract with the Braves on Friday, which includes an invitation to spring training, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.

Culberson became a free agent at the beginning of December after being non-tendered by Atlanta, but he'll return to the Braves on a minor-league deal for the 2020 campaign. The outfielder played in 108 games with the big-league team a season ago, hitting .259/.294/.437 with five homers and 20 RBI, and he'll get a chance to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster this spring.

December 2, 2019 03:28 PM
Charlie Culberson: Won't be tendered
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson (face) will be non-tendered by the Braves on Monday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.

Culberson hit .256/.294/.437 (85 wRC+) in 144 plate appearances last season, and the Braves evidently weren't interested in giving even a modest arbitration raise to a clear bench player. He will head to free agency looking for a big-league fit heading into his age-31 season.

September 17, 2019 12:44 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Lands on 60-day injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson (face) was placed on the 60-day injured list Tuesday.

Culberson had already been ruled out for the season with a fractured cheekbone after getting hit in the face by a pitch Saturday. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the Braves to select John Ryan Murphy's contract.

September 15, 2019 05:04 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Done for 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson won't require surgery to address his multiple facial fractures but is out for the season, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Culberson suffered the facial fractures -- including a fractured cheekbone -- Saturday when he was hit in the face by a pitch and carted off the field. The utility man will finish the season with a .259/.294/.437 slash line and five home runs in 144 plate appearances.

September 15, 2019 01:20 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Suffers facial fractures
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson was diagnosed with a fractured cheekbone Sunday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Culberson left Saturday's game against the Nationals on a cart after being hit in the face by a pitch. According to Mark Bowman of, the 30-year-old has multiple facial fractures and will return to Atlanta to receive further evaluation.

September 14, 2019 06:20 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Leaves after getting hit in face
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson left Saturday's game against the Nationals after getting hit in the face while trying to bunt, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.

Culberson appeared to be struck directly in the nose by a pitch and went down immediately. He left the game on a cart. The exact nature and severity of the injury is not yet clear.

September 9, 2019 11:04 AM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Breaks long hitless skid
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson supplied a pinch-hit solo home run in his lone plate appearance in Sunday's 9-4 loss to the Nationals.

The ninth-inning blast ended an 0-for-26 skid for Culberson, who saw his season-long average drop by more than 60 points during the offensive dry spell. Culberson hasn't drawn any starts since Aug. 25 and will likely continue to see spotty at-bats in his bench role for the rest of the season.

August 18, 2019 04:00 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Starting in right field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson will start in right field and bat sixth Saturday against Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers.

It looked like he'd be losing out on playing time after the team signed Adeiny Hechavarria, but with Ender Inciarte (hamstring) joining Nick Markakis (wrist) and Austin Riley (knee) on the injured list, there's room for Culberson in the outfield, at least against left-handed pitching. Matt Joyce seems likely to start in right field against right-handers.

August 17, 2019 02:44 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Riding bench again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson is out of the lineup Friday against the Dodgers.

Culberson will head to the bench for the third straight game, this time in favor of newest Atlanta acquisition Adeiny Hechavarria, who was added to the roster Friday. Culberson had been filling in for Dansby Swanson (foot) at shortstop, but he'll now likely return to a primarily pinch-hitting role.

August 15, 2019 04:40 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Sitting again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson is not in the lineup Thursday against the Mets.

Culberson will sit for a second straight game as Johan Camargo picks up another start at shortstop in his stead. Since the start of August, Culberson is hitting .235 with a .551 OPS and 45.7 percent strikeout rate.

August 16, 2019 12:12 AM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mets.

Culberson has started the past seven games and has gone 8-for-29 with two doubles and 12 strikeouts during that stretch. Johan Camargo is starting at shortstop and hitting sixth in this one.

August 8, 2019 10:44 PM
Braves' Charlie Culberson: Four hits in rare start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Culberson went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and two RBI in Wednesday's win over the Twins.

The utility man started two straight games in the series with the Atlanta roster hit by injuries and the designated hitter available in an American League park, but Culberson hadn't seen his name on the lineup card since June 19 prior to that. On the season, he's slashing .333/.364/.559 with four homers and 18 RBI in only 99 plate appearances, and with Dansby Swanson (foot) unlikely to return until at least next week, Culberson could sneak in another start or two before returning to his primary role as the team's top pinch hitter from the right side.

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