Atlanta Braves Bring Back Familiar Face; Signed To Minor-League Deal

After stints with the Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays, Charlie Culberson is returning to the Atlanta Braves on a minor-league deal.

Culberson signed on with the Rays this offseason, but recently opted out of the deal after he failed to make the club's Opening Day roster.

He now returns to Atlanta, where he spent three seasons, from 2018-20.

The 33-year-old favorite of Braves' manager Brian Snitker is definitely past his prime, managing a lackluster .246/.292/.373 triple-slash line, with seven home runs, 34 RBIs, and nine stolen bases across 158 games over the past two seasons with the Rangers. 

For now, Culberson will serve as depth at Triple-A Gwinnett, but he'll work to make it to the major-league roster this season.

Over his three seasons and 230 games with Atlanta, the utility specialist slashed .265/.314/.454, with 17 home runs, 66 RBIs, four stolen bases, and 63 runs scored.
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