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.
Culberson will start at second base and bat seventh Sunday against the Rays, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports.
Culberson was initially scheduled to get Sunday off, but he was a late addition to the lineup after Khris Davis (illness) was scratched. Though he doesn't have a clear path to everyday playing time at any position, Culberson's multi-position versatility will allow him to pick up his fifth consecutive start. He also drew two starts at third base, one at second base and one at first base over the previous four contests.
Culberson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.
Culberson has served as the Rangers' primary third baseman for most of May, but he'll move into a short-side platoon role after Brock Holt was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday. After a solid start to the season, Culberson's production at the plate has tailed off of late. The 32-year-old has fallen into a 1-for-23 slump at the dish in his past eight games.
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.
Culberson went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Twins.
Culberson's seventh-inning single extended his hitting streak to seven games, and he later pushed a run home with an eighth-inning groundout. The utility infielder is getting most of his playing time at third base, where he and Brock Holt are alternating starts. Culberson has a career-high .869 OPS with seven extra-base hits, eight RBI and one steal over 18 games.
Culberson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 6-4 win over the Rays on Thursday.
Culberson's fourth inning shot off Rich Hill gave the Rangers a 3-1 lead and was his second home run in three days. The 32-year-old went 2-for-12 with no RBI or runs over his prior five games but has turned the page, going 6-for-11 with two homers and five RBI over his last three. Culberson has been a streaky player throughout his career and has only played more than 100 games in two seasons. His only recorded double-digit home run season (12) was in 2018 with Atlanta.
Culberson went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, an RBI double and a stolen base during Tuesday's win over the Rays.
Culberson played a major role in lifting the Rangers to victory, highlighted by a two-run long ball against Trevor Richards in the eighth inning. He also hit an RBI double in the fourth, then singled and swiped a bag in the sixth. Both the homer and stolen base were firsts of the season for the 32-year-old.
Culberson started at third base and went 2-for-3 with a double in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Blue Jays.
Culberson has been sharing the hot corner, but he could be in line to see the bulk of the at-bats while Brock Holt (hamstring) is injured. Manager Chris Woodward told Sam Blum of the Dallas Morning News that Holt could land on the injured list.
Culberson started at third base Saturday and went 0-for-4 out of the nine hole in an 11-4 loss to Kansas City.
When the Rangers didn't add Rougned Odor to their roster, a gaping hole was created at third base. Brock Holt started there Thursday against right-hander Brad Keller, and Culberson followed at the hot corner in the second game against left-hander Mike Minor.
Culberson has earned a spot on the Rangers' roster, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports.
As a repercussion of Texas moving on from Rougned Odor, the non-rostered Culberson will claim a spot in the infield. He started at third base in Monday's game against the Brewers and is expected to share the hot corner with Brock Holt -- an unlikely duo when spring training opened. Culberson, who has slashed .292/.452/.375 over 13 spring contests, could be in the lineup against left-handers while Holt mans the position against righties.
Culberson went 2-for-2 with a run scored in Monday's spring game against the Giants.
Culberson got the start at third base and is very much in the mix for that position, which is wide open. Brock Holt started at third in Sunday's Cactus League opener, and Rougned Odor is expected to get reps there this spring as well. Although Culberson is on a minor-league deal and faces an uphill battle, manager Chris Woodward told Kennedi Landry of MLB.com that the infielder worked hard on his swing during the offseason, and it showed Monday.
Culberson signed with the Rangers as a non-roster invitee Monday.
Culberson spent most of last season at the Braves' alternate training site, coming to the plate just seven times. The veteran utility man has started everywhere except catcher and center field during his eight-year career, but that defensive versatility is the most significant thing he offers a team. Culberson has a .247/.292/.390 career slash line, but he could still win a bench spot, given the lack of quality depth on this roster.
Culberson elected free agency Friday.
Culberson has been a useful bench piece for the past several years, though he played a very minimal role this past season, getting into just 10 games and coming to the plate just seven times. With a career .247/.292/.390 slash line, the 31-year-old's main appeal on the open market will be his ability to play almost anywhere on the diamond.
The Braves selected Culberson's contract from their alternate training site Wednesday ahead of Game 1 of their wild-card series with the Reds.
Atlanta opened up a spot for Culberson on the 40-man roster by releasing Tommy Milone (elbow) and a spot on the active roster by demoting Adeiny Hechavarria. Culberson, who logged seven plate appearances with the Braves during the regular season, is expected to serve as a utility man in the playoffs.
Culberson was outrighted to Atlanta's alternate training site Thursday.
He was designated for assignment earlier in the week and passed through waivers unclaimed.
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.
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|06/08||vs SF||L 4-9||2||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|06/06||vs TB||L 1-7||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
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|06/03||@ COL||L 6-11||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2010||AFA-San Jose Giants||128||503||80||146||28||4||16||71||33||99||25||7||.290||.340||.457|
|2011||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||137||553||69||143||34||2||10||56||22||129||14||4||.259||.293||.382|
|2012||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||30||125||17||42||11||1||2||12||1||18||6||2||.336||.344||.488|
|2013||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||97||397||63||123||27||8||14||64||17||74||13||9||.310||.338||.524|
|2014||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||2||7||1||3||2||0||0||0||1||2||0||0||.429||.500||.714|
|2017||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||108||384||37||96||13||4||4||32||26||68||7||3||.250||.298||.336|