Culberson already had said he would relinquish the No. 16 to Brian McCann, who wore than number when he played with the Braves from 2005-13, but at first, Culberson wouldn’t reveal his choice of a new number.
An interesting twist to Culberson’s choice is that his near look-alike, Dansby Swanson, wears No. 7. With each wearing a single-digit numeral on his jersey, it becomes that much more difficult to tell them apart at a quick glance or from a distance.