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Charlie Culberson | Shortstop | #37

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / SF

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Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts indicated Sunday that Charlie Culberson could remain on the club's active roster for the World Series, even if Corey Seager is activated.
Seager is expected to return for the World Series, which would have seemingly squeezed Culberson off of the roster, but Roberts was impressed with the way that the utility infielder performed in the NLCS against the Cubs where he slashed .455/.417/.818 in his 11 at-bats. Oct 22 - 8:55 PM

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Charlie Culberson went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored as the Dodgers dispatched of the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS on Sunday night in Los Angeles.

After the Cubs fell behind 1-0 in the fifth inning, Culberson led off the home half of the inning with a double off of Jon Lester. He advanced to third on a ground ball and scored on Justin Turner's game-tying two-out RBI single. Culberson was added to the roster for his defensive prowess, as a replacement for the injured Corey Seager, but has hit .400 with a run scored and an RBI through his first two games.
Oct 15 - 11:11 PM

The Dodgers will stick with Charlie Culberson as the shortstop for Game 2 of the NLCS against the Cubs on Sunday.

The 28-year-old is a defense-first shortstop and offers virtually nothing at the plate. Here's how the full lineup shakes out against Jon Lester and the Cubs: Chris Taylor CF, Justin Turner 3B, Cody Bellinger 1B, Kike Hernandez LF, Logan Forsythe 2B, Austin Barnes C, Yasiel Puig RF, Culberson SS, Rich Hill SP.
Oct 15 - 4:50 PM

Charlie Culberson is starting at shortstop and batting eighth for the Dodgers in Saturday's NLCS Game 1 against the Cubs.

Culberson went from being left off the Dodgers' NLDS roster to a potentially key player in this series after All-Star starting shortstop Corey Seager was omitted from the team's Championship Series roster due to a lower back strain. The 28-year-old has just 411 major league at-bats since 2012, and he hit .154/.267/.231 in 15 games this year. The rest of the lineup has yet to be announced by the club.
Oct 14 - 5:06 PM

Dodgers added Charlie Culberson to their roster for the NLCS against the Cubs.

He'll add infield depth for the Dodgers as they try to overcome the loss of Corey Seager to a back injury. He shouldn't be used as much more than a defensive replacement.
Oct 14 - 1:35 PM

Dodgers purchased the contract of INF Charlie Culberson from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Culberson has spent the entire 2017 season in Triple-A while batting .250/.299/.336 over 108 games. He'll provide some insurance in the middle infield.
Sep 4 - 3:39 PM

Dodgers reassigned INF Charlie Culberson to minor league camp.

Culberson batted .250/.345/.333 over 20 games during Cactus League action. He'll provide minor league depth.
Mar 29 - 12:50 PM

Dodgers sent INF Charlie Culberson outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The move removes the veteran infielder from the club's 40-man roster. As he just signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers worth $550,000, there's a decent chance he'll accept the assignment rather than sacrificing the guaranteed money and looking for a better opportunity elsewhere.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 06:56:00 PM

Dodgers recalled INF Charlie Culberson from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Culberson has batted .267/.290/.333 in 31 plate appearances this season at the major league level. The 27-year-old infielder carries no fantasy relevance.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 07:15:00 PM

Dodgers optioned INF Charlie Culberson to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The move clears a 25-man roster spot for Julio Urias, who will make his ninth major league start Thursday afternoon against the Nationals. Culberson has hit .267/.290/.333 in 16 games this year in the majors.
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 09:57:00 AM

Dodgers recalled INF Charlie Culberson from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Culberson is starting at shortstop and batting eighth on Wednesday night against the Nationals. He has hit .259/.286/.333 in 15 games this year in the majors.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 03:41:00 PM

Dodgers optioned INF Charlie Culberson to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Culberson is being sent down to make room for Mike Bolsinger, who was just activated off the disabled list and will start against the Angels on Wednesday. Culberson, 27, saw 27 at-bats with the Dodgers prior to his demotion. He managed seven hits (including two doubles) in that space. He could see additional time with the major league club later this season should manager Dave Roberts need a little extra bench help.
Wed, May 18, 2016 05:25:00 PM

Dodgers signed INF Charlie Culberson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

A bulging disc injury sidelined Culberson for most of the 2015 campaign. The 27-year-old utility man has hit .221 with five homers and 37 RBI in parts of three seasons with the Giants and Rockies.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 05:43:00 PM

Rockies activated INF/OF Charlie Culberson from the 60-day disabled list; sent him outright to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Culberson is over his back issue but now finds himself off the 40-man roster. The utility player could work his way back onto it with a strong showing at Albuquerque.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 08:40:00 AM

Charlie Culberson (back) started baseball activities Wednesday.

Culberson was placed on the 60-day disabled list on April 12 with a bulging disk in his back. "Best case scenario, hopefully I'll be playing in two to three weeks," he said. Culberson isn't expected back before June.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 11:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Charlie Culberson
3Tim Locastro
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Joc Pederson
2Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
3Alex Verdugo
4Trayce Thompson
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Alex Wood
3Rich Hill
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Brandon McCarthy
7Brock Stewart
8Scott Kazmir
9Wilmer Font
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Luis Avilan
4Tony Cingrani
5Ross Stripling
6Jesen Therrien
7Josh Fields
8Edward Paredes
9Walker Buehler
10Yimi Garcia
11Adam Liberatore
12Pat Venditte