Charlie Culberson was born April 10, 1989 in Rome, Ga., and graduated from Calhoun (Ga.) High School. The Giants drafted Culberson 51st overall in 2007, and he made his major league debut in May 2012. The Braves acquired Culberson from the Dodgers on Dec. 16, 2017, in the trade that sent Matt Kemp to LA. Culberson hit a pinch-hit walk-off home run against the Mets on May 29, 2018. Culberson hit another walk-off homer five days later, June 3, 2018, at home against the Nationals. Culberson's dad, Charles Cu

We now know Charlie Culberson’s new jersey number, and some others

Braves infielder/outfielder Charlie Culberson will wear No. 8 on the back of his uniform this season.

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. 

Free-agent signee Josh Donaldson will wear No. 20, which we saw at his introductory news conference. Two other players on the 40-man roster will wear different uniform numbers: Bryse Wilson switches from 72 to 66 and Kyle Wright from 73 to 65. Also, pitching coach Rick Kranitz will wear No. 57. Former pitching coach Chuck Hernandez wore No. 55. 

Other uniform numbers revealed on the updated roster: 

40-man roster newcomers

55 Raffy Lopez, C 

70 Alex Jackson, C 

71 Jacob Webb, P 

72 Patrick Weigel, P 

73 Huascar Ynoa, P 

Non-roster invitees

24 Andres Blanco, IF 

50 Pedro Florimon, IF 

68 Ryan LaMarre, OF  

69 Rafael Ortega, OF 

74 Austin Riley, IF 

76 Luis Marte, IF 

77 Cristian Pache, OF 

78 Sean Kazmar, IF 

79 Ian Anderson, P 

80 Joey Wentz, P 

81 Thomas Burrows, P 

82 Corbin Clouse, P   

83 Greyson Jenista, OF 

84 Tucker Davidson, P 

85 William Contreras, C 

86 Carlos Martinez, C 

87 Jonathan Morales, C 

88 C.J. Alexander, IF 

89 Kyle Muller, P 

90 Drew Waters, OF  

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