Charlie Culberson became a Dodgers hero last season. The utility man blasted a 2-run homer in the 10th inning to push L.A. to a division title in Vin Scully’s last game at Dodger Stadium.

But Culberson won’t open 2017 at the same stadium.

The NL West mainstay will start the season in Triple-A Oklahoma City, the team announced.

Culberson previously played with San Francisco and Colorado. He had 68 plate appearances for Los Angeles in 2016, hitting .299 with the single home run. Still, it was enough that he’ll always be remembered as the individual who ended Scully’s last home game.

It’s likely not the last we’ve seen of Culberson, especially given the delicate state of the Dodgers’ health. The roster now stands at 40.

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