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Charlie Culberson will go to Spring Training with Braves as a pitcher

Charlie Culberson is the first Braves spring training invitee and will go to camp as a pitcher.

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There were rumblings at the end of last season that Charlie Culberson was eyeing a position switch or becoming a two-way player. The New York Post’s Jon Heyman reports that he will take the next step when he goes to spring training with the Atlanta Braves as a pitcher.

Culberson will turn 35 in April and is looking for any way to extend his playing career. He spent a lengthy amount of time on the Braves’ active roster in 2023, but appeared in just one game and logged just one plate appearance at the major league level. Culberson has logged 7 13 innings in his major league career in mop up duty. He made three appearances at Gwinnett last September allowing six hits and two runs in 2 23 innings.

Culberson is the first none non-roster invitee for the Braves this winter. The full list will likely be released in the coming weeks.

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