Charlie Culberson, Seth Elledge return to Braves on minor league deals

Fan favorite Charlie Culberson is back with the Braves organization (again), as he re-signs a Minor League deal.
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Charlie Culberson's departure from the Braves organization was short-lived. After spending almost a month on the big league roster without appearing in a game, the team designated the utility player for assignment after Sean Murphy injured his hamstring, and needed to bring back up another catcher. Earlier this week, he elected free agency.

However, Culberson's stay on the free agent market only lasted a few days, as he re-signed and is headed back to Gwinnett, according to's transaction page. MLB Trade Rumors also reported on the signing. This is the second minor league deal the Georgia native has signed with the Braves this year.

Culberson has not hit particularly well with the Stripers this season, slashing .204/.234/.255, (.489 OPS), but it would not be surprising to see him return to the big league club, as the Braves have played the last ten days without a backup infielder. If the Braves do add him back, the fan favorite is still looking to make his season debut.

Hopefully, if he returns to the big league roster, the Braves schedule a first pitch with his father as soon as possible.

Additionally, the club added Seth Elledge, to a MiLB deal as well. Elledge spent his 2022 season with the Gwinnett Stripers and was with the club this season in Spring Training and for the beginning of the minor league season before being claimed by the New York Mets on April 8.

The righty spent a month in the Mets organization before being claimed by the Detroit Tigers on May 16 and spent a month with the Tigers organization before being waivered and electing free agency at the end of last week.

While he did not appear in the majors with any of the three organizations he's played with this season and does have a 5.34 ERA in 28.2 innings in AAA.