One way the Dodgers added to their organization depth during the offseason was signing infielder Charlie Culberson to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
He batted .302/.373/.528 with two home runs and 14 RBIs this spring. Culberson’s best season came with the Colorado Rockies in 2013, when he hit .293/.317/.404, with a .312 wOBA and 79 wRC+ over 47 games. He then struggled in a role off the bench in 2014.
That season, appearing in 95 games, Culberson hit .195/.253/.290 with 62 strikeouts in 233 plate appearances. The 26 year old missed all of 2015 after undergoing back surgery. Culberson earned a roster spot with the Dodgers largely due to Kendrick’s strained calf that required a stint on the disabled list.
Culberson figures to provide Corey Seager with some days of rest before being optioned to Triple-A upon Kendricks’ return.