The Braves announced they signed the fan-favorite utilityman to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training Thursday. Culberson, a Georgia native, was non-tendered earlier this month. He was projected to make $1.8 million in arbitration, per MLB Trade Rumors.
While the team’s search for a power hitter is center stage, the Braves have also explored their depth options. Culberson, capable of playing around the infield and outfield, fits the bill.