3 former Dodgers who are still without jobs heading into 2023 season

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2. Charlie Culberson

Charlie Culberson is one of the most recent examples of the Rangers trying to copy the Dodgers. Signing LA's franchise shortstop in Corey Seager wasn't enough, as the team also had to bring in former Dodger Charlie Culberson.

Culberson didn't make many appearances for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He played 34 games in 2016 and another 15 games in 2017, and actually had to start at shortstop in the 2016 NLDS in place of an injured Seager, where he went hitless in seven at-bats. He did redeem himself in the 2017 playoffs, where he went a combined 8-for-16 with a home run and triple in the NLCS and World Series.

His solid playoff numbers in 2017 aren't what Culberson is remembered for, though. Instead, Culberson will forever go down in Dodgers lore for hitting a walk-off home run in Vin Scully's last-ever game at Dodger Stadium to clinch the National League West.

It was the most perfect ending to Scully's broadcasting career (at Dodger Stadium) and is a highlight that will give you goosebumps. Culberson will always have that moment.

After a short tenure with the Dodgers, Culberson spent more time with the Atlanta Braves and continued being a replacement-level infielder. That's exactly what he was for the Rangers in 2022 as well.

It would be surprising if Culberson was completely out of baseball in 2023 as some team will likely take a chance on him with a minor-league deal at the very least.

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