Charles Edward Culberson is a professional baseball infielder from the United States. Culberson was selected in the first round of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft by the San Francisco Giants.
He formerly played for the San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Atlanta Braves in Major League Baseball. In 2012, he made his MLB debut.
Culberson was born to Charles and Kim Culberson in Rome, Georgia.
Chelce, his older sister, is his only sibling. Culberson’s father was the Giants’ 16th-round pick in the 1984 draft and spent five seasons in their minor league organization.
While some baseball websites claim that Charlie Culberson’s grandfather was Leon Culberson, who played in the major leagues from 1943 to 1948, Charlie Culberson has said that “he was actually my grandfather’s first cousin.”
Culberson, Adrián González, Scott Kazmir, Brandon McCarthy, and monetary considerations were traded to the Atlanta Braves for Matt Kemp on December 16, 2017.
Culberson struggled to start the 2018 season, but due to an injury to Ronald Acua Jr. in late May, he was thrust into a larger position.
As a pinch hitter against the New York Mets on May 28, Culberson blasted a walk-off home run. On June 3, he did it again, this time against the Washington Nationals.
On August 17, Culberson made his professional debut, pitching in the ninth inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies. During the 2018 season, his success earned him the moniker “Charlie Clutch.
Is Charlie Culberson Still Playing?
Yes. Charlie Culberson is still playing. The Rangers signed Culberson to a minor-league contract.