Former Storm Chasers right-handed reliever Malcom Culver has signed as a minor league free agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers according to Baseball America's latest edition of "Minor League Transactions". All transactions from the site are conveyed by Major League Baseball.
Culver in parts of three seasons with Omaha totaled a 5-8 record and 4.06 ERA (49 ER/108.2 IP) over 79 outings (one start), adding 97 strikeouts. He recorded 16 saves, in addition to 50 games finished.
He also paced the Storm Chasers in saves in each of the past two seasons, accruing a 1-2 mark and 4.10 ERA (17 ER/37.1 IP) with nine saves during the 2017 campaign. He ranked tied for third among all Royals farmhands with those nine saves last season. In 2016 he also shared the Storm Chasers' Johnny Rosenblatt Community Service Award with lefty John Lannan for their work in the Omaha Metro community during the season.
Culver was originally selected by the Royals in the eighth round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of Palmdale High School in California. He began his professional career as an infielder, before switching to pitcher in 2011. Over 259 career minor league appearances, the 27-year-old has posted a 20-26 record and 4.13 ERA (191 ER/416.1 IP) with 42 saves, in addition to 380 strikeouts.
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