Dodgers News: Brett Eibner Released From Organization

Dodgers News: Brett Eibner Released From Organization

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Hans Gutknecht-Southern California News Group

Three days after he was designated for assignment, the Los Angeles Dodgers released Brett Eibner from the organization. He was among the players removed from the 40-man roster last week to clear room for the call-ups of O’Koyea Dickson and Alex Verdugo.

The Dodgers acquired Eibner from the Oakland Athletics last offseason in a move that further strengthened their organizational depth. At best, he was a potential option to help the club overcome their 2016 struggles against left-handed pitching.

Eibner didn’t receive many opportunities and didn’t exactly produce during multiple stretches with the Dodgers. Over 17 games, he batted .182/.250/.364 with two home runs and six RBIs.

In 37 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City, Eibner hit .231/.289/.385 with four home runs and 14 RBIs. The Dodgers began to try the right-hander as a pitcher, though Eibner never entered a game as a reliever.

The multiple bullpen sessions may have factored into the 28-year-old undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery in August. Prior to that point, the Dodgers shut Eibner down due to a sore arm.

Eibner was a second-round pick of the Kansas City Royals in 2010 and has Major League experience with three different teams in the past two seasons. Although there’s a long road to recovery ahead, he figures to latch on with some organization prior to next season.