Dodgers outright Charlie Culberson, opening a spot on the 40-man roster.

The Dodgers outrighted Charlie Culberson to Triple-A Oklahoma City. They now have 39 players on their 40-man roster.

Though the club needed to clear a roster spot to add another player via free agency, no other moves were known to be imminent Friday.

Culberson re-signed with the Dodgers last week, following a season in which he batted .284 in 34 major league games. He is expected to remain in the organization.

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Dodgers re-sign Charlie Culberson.

The Dodgers re-signed utility player Charlie Culberson to a one-year contract Thursday. He will make $550,000.

Culberson, 27, slashed .284/.294/.373 in his first season as a Dodger, splitting the season between Los Angeles and Triple-A Oklahoma City. He only appeared in 38 major league games, but four came in the postseason and another in the Dodgers’ 10-inning win over the Rockies on Aug. 25, in which Culberson hit his only home run of the season to win the game and clinch a National League West title.

SInce he was not yet eligible for arbitration, Culberson was under no deadline to sign with the Dodgers this week.

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Kiké Hernández, Alex Wood added to Dodgers’ roster for NLCS.

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Kiké Hernandez had been working out in Arizona before joining the Dodgers for the National League Championship Series. (Getty Images)

CHICAGO — Utility player Kiké Hernández and pitcher Alex Wood were added to the Dodgers’ roster for the National League Championship Series on Saturday. They replace infielder Charlie Culberson and utility player Austin Barnes, and give the Dodgers 12 pitchers and 13 position players for the best-of-seven series.
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The Dodgers’ NLDS roster: This is not a guess.

Austin Barnes

Austin Barnes is appears much smaller than his teammates, who are standing on the pitchers’ mound during a workout at Dodger Stadium on Monday. The Dodgers held a workout at Dodger Stadium in preparation for their National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals, which begins Friday in Washington, D.C. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed the team’s roster for the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals, which begins Friday. Our first and second guesses were both wrong.

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Game 158: The Dodgers’ hunt for home-field advantage might have left the yard.

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Andrew Toles and Joc Pederson celebrate Pederson’s fourth-inning home run on Wednesday in San Diego. (Getty Images)

Hunter Renfroe might be the only person to leave San Diego with home-field advantage after the Padres’ star had another big night in a 6-5 Dodgers loss. The box score is here.

Charlie Culberson‘s home run Sunday linked him with Vin Scully forever, writes columnist Mark Whicker.

Two postscripts:

1. Ross Stripling threw from the stretch with the bases empty today. He said he didn’t warm up out of the windup in the bullpen before coming in. The right-hander gave up two hits in three innings (one was a double that led to the winning run) and said he might just roll with it now that he’s reliving full-time.

2. Josh Reddick famously wore a “don’t bunt” T-shirt recently while visiting with Vin Scully. So why did he bunt in the ninth inning? “They’re giving you a free hit with the shift,” he said. The Padres had abandoned third base with the left-handed hitting Reddick at the plate.

Here’s what else they were saying after the game:
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