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| Zachary Levine
Rotowire: Mar 28 / 11:44a ET
News: Culberson (back) is in the lineup for Saturday's Cactus League game against the Cubs, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Impact: With Culberson's back presenting no issues in a minor league game Wednesday, the training staff has cleared him to play in his first A-squad exhibition since March 8. Culberson was off to a nice start before succumbing to the injury, going 4-for-11 in his first five spring games, but the missed time has closed the gap for Rafael Ynoa to possibly take the other utility infield role alongside Daniel Descalso.
Rotowire: Mar 25 / 11:42a ET
News: Culberson (back) will play four innings defensively with an at-bat in each inning in a minor league game Wednesday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Culberson's return to live action indicates a return to major league spring games is on the horizon. The question now will turn to whether or not he's able to nab a roster spot out of spring training. He's competing with both Daniel Descalso and Rafael Ynoa for that distinction, but Descalso is likely the favorite, with Ynoa perhaps also ahead of Culberson in the race.
Rotowire: Mar 15 / 4:43p ET
News: Culberson is dealing with a lower-back injury and won't play over the next few days, the Denver Post reports.
Impact: The Rockies don't want to further aggravate Culberson's injury, so they'll make sure he's definitely in the clear before putting him back in the lineup. His status should be updated in due time after he gets a couple days of rest. Culberson's absence will create more of an opportunity for Rafael Ynoa to make an impression.