The Braves organization welcomed home an old friend on the first off-day of the season when they signed uncle Charlie Culberson to a Minor League (MiLB) contract Friday, March 31. 

Culberson was a fan-favorite when he played in Atlanta, and supporters of the Braves on social media were celebrating Friday morning.

Though it has been a minute since Culberson last played for the Braves, he remains famous for his heroics during the 2019 season with the Braves. Culberson had a knack for the big, late-inning knock and fans lamented when he left the organization after the 2020 season. He has spent the past couple of seasons with Texas and was trying to make the Tampa Bay Rays roster before being cut last week.

Culberson is a native of Rome, GA and has played parts of 10 seasons in the Major Leagues. Originally drafted by the San Francisco Giants, he also played in Rockies and Dodgers organizations before twinning with now-departed Dansby Swanson in Atlanta from 2018-2020.While this may not be everything in light of Max Fried’s pending IL stint, it is something to celebrate this off-day. Who doesn’t like it when one of our own comes home?

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