Charlie Culberson is an American baseball infielder, playing for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball. He was born on April 10, 1989, in Rome, Georgia. Charlie was born to Charles, and his wife Kim, with the birth sign Aries. Also, he grew up with his elder sister, Chelce. Moreover, Charlie’s father Charles played in the minor league system of the Giant’s 16th pick in the 1984 draft.
Charlie enrolled in Calhoun High School in Calhoun, Georgia. He was joined in sports from high school. In 2005, his high school Culberson’s high school baseball team won the state championship. Later on August 15, 2015, he was enrolled in the Calhoun-Gordon County Sports Hall of Fame.
The Career of Charlie Culberson
San Francisco Giants
Culberson was drafted by the San Francisco Giants for the first round in the Major League Baseball Draft in 2007. Also, they added him in the rosters for protecting him against the Rule 5 draft after the season 11. Furthermore, they batted .259 with 10 home runs, along with 56 runs batted in for the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Moreover, he was rated in the second base prospect as the seventh-best in the2012 season. Later, the Giants promoted Culberson to the big league club in 2012 and debuted in MLB.
Charlie on June 27, 2012, was traded by the Colorado Rockies for Marco Scutaro. He played the rest of the season, and also the season 13, with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Above all, Charliee hit .310/.338/.524, along with 14HR, 64 RBI, and 83 B. Likewise, on July 29, Rockies recalled Charlie, replacing Jordan Pacheco. On August 16, 2013, Charlie hit his first MLB home run off of the Baltimore Oriole’s Wei-Yin Chen. In total, Charlie hit .293/.317/.404 along with 2 HR, 12 RBI, and 5 SB.
Moreover, on May 4, 2014, Charlie hit a pinch-hit walk-off two-run. Later in 2015, Charlie, unfortunately, got injured. He diagnosed with a herniated disc in his back. Also, he played only five games at the significant league level. Besides, after the season, Rockies granted free agency. Also, he signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Charlie Culberson in Los Angeles Dodgers
In November 2015, Dodgers signed a contract with Charlie. Also, they called for spring training. Charlie was on the list of the 2016 Opening Day Roster. Then, Charlie was called up for the assignment in July and chose in the Oklahoma City Dodgers. He ended his final home game against the Rockies teammate Boone Logan.
Moreover, they clinched the fourth consecutive National League West division title. In total, he hit .284 in 34 games, and .260 in 70 games. Besides, in 2016, he had no hits.
Later, Charlie unmitigated the minors. On December 9, 2016, he got out of the list of 40 main rosters. Then, Oklahoma City selected him to start the season. In total, he hit .250 in 108 games in the closure of the AAA season. On September 4, he returned to the majors with the Dodgers. Charlie, in total, appeared in the five games in the NLCS. He hit 11 at-bats for an average .455. Likewise, in the World Series of 2017, Charlie hit in five at-bats.
The Dodgers again traded Charlie on December 16, 2017. In the 2018 season, his struggle was seen as he was able to earn a significant role in late May. On August 17, 2018, he pitched professionally for the first time. Moreover, he received the nickname “Charlie Clutch” in the 2018 season. Furthermore, Charlie signed a one-year contract for the 2019 season with the worth $1.395 million.