Eibner signed a minor-league deal with the Marlins on Tuesday and will join the team's alternate training site, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Eibner spent parts of two seasons in the big leagues in 2016 and 2017 with the Royals, Athletics and Dodgers, appearing exclusively as an outfielder. He's been a two-way player more recently, however, appearing as an outfielder and a pitcher both in the Rangers' minor-league system and with the independent Sugar Land Skeeters. The Marlins are expected to use him as a pitcher.
Eibner (elbow) pitched an inning in the rookie-level Arizona League on Tuesday, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Eibner is a former outfielder who injured his elbow and needed Tommy John surgery after initially attempting a conversion to pitching while in the Dodgers' organization. The Rangers announced him as an outfielder when they signed him last December, but the transformation from the field to the mound continues.
Eibner (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Friday, Jared Sandler of 105.3 The Fan reports.
Eibner will likely miss part or most of the 2018 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in early August, which was required after he attempted to convert from an outfielder to a relief pitcher for the Dodgers. It's important to note that the Rangers announced Eibner as an outfielder during his signing, which dispels any notion that he will try to return as a pitcher. He'll have a much faster recovery from the surgery as a position player anyway. During 17 big-league games with Los Angeles in 2017, he slashed .182/.250/.364 with two home runs and six RBI.
Eibner (elbow) was released by the Dodgers on Monday, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.
Eibner was cut loose after being designated for assignment earlier in the week. The 28-year-old slashed .182/.250/.364 with two homers in 17 games with the Dodgers this season. Eibner underwent Tommy John surgery at the beginning of August, so he isn't expected to return until late next season.
Eibner (elbow) was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Friday.
Just a month after undergoing Tommy John surgery, Eibner was handed a DFA in order to make room for September call-ups on the active roster. This was a somewhat expected move considering he won't be returning to the field until late next season. During 17 games with the Dodgers this season, Eibner hit .182/.250/.364 with a pair of home runs and six RBI.
Eibner (elbow) will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery Tuesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
There was some speculation earlier in the year that Eibner could develop as a pitcher a bit and act as a hybrid outfielder/reliever for Los Angeles at some point, but this likely puts the kibosh on those plans. The 28-year-old will likely be able to return to action much earlier as a hitter than as a pitcher, but this appears to be an extended absence for him either way.
Eibner was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Eibner has struggled mightily during his brief tenure in the big leagues this season, and with the Dodgers getting Justin Turner back from the disabled list Friday, Eibner was an easy choice to send back to the minors. He'll continue to act as organizational outfield depth until injuries arise in Los Angeles again.
Eibner went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in a 7-2 win over the Marlins on Friday.
Just recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City in the wake of Justin Turner's hamstring injury, Eibner paid immediate dividends, taking Justin Nicolino deep with a 403-foot shot to center in the fourth. The 28-year-old has slashed .308/.400/.769 in 13 games with the big-league club overall this season and should see solid playing time during his current stint.
Eibner was recalled by the Dodgers on Friday.
Eibner will return for his fourth stint with the major-league club already this season, replacing Justin Turner (hamstring) on the active roster. The 28-year-old Eibner will step in right away for a start in center field Friday against lefty Justin Nicolino. He's hit .267/.267/.467 against left-handed pitching with Triple-A Oklahoma City so far this year.
Eibner is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
The Dodgers are still awaiting MRI results on Justin Turner (hamstring), but are preparing to move forward with a temporary replacement nonetheless. Eibner provides outfield depth to an injury-depleted roster, allowing Enrique Hernandez to take on a full-time role at the hot corner while Logan Forsythe (toe) continues to work back from the DL. The 28-year-old outfielder is slashing .258/.296/.455 in Triple-A this season.
Eibner was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday.
Despite knocking a homer over the weekend, Eibner was sent back to Oklahoma City to clear room on the roster for Monday's starter, Brandon McCarthy, who was activated from the disabled list. He'll remain one of the top options available at Triple-A in case the Dodgers need another bench bat later in the season.
Eibner has been recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
This will be Eibner's third stint with the big club this season, though he only appeared in three games and went 1-for-5 (.200). He'll offer outfield depth as the Dodgers just lost Andrew Toles (knee) for the season due to a torn ACL, though he likely won't see much time behind Cody Bellinger. Eibner takes the place of pitcher Adam Liberatore (groin) on the active roster.
Eibner was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Eibner has shuttled between Los Angeles and Oklahoma City over the past couple of weeks and was sent down again Tuesday to make room for Cody Bellinger's anticipated debut. The 28-year-old will continue to serve as organizational outfield depth.
Eibner was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.
Eibner got almost no playing time in his first stint with the Dodgers and was optioned just this weekend, but an injury to Joc Pederson opened the door for his return. Expect him to remain in a backup role, but with Enrique Hernandez and Andrew Toles the only other center-field options, Eibner should pick up more than five at-bats this time around.
Eibner was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Eibner notched one hit in his five at-bats with the Dodgers after receiving his promotion on April 19. He'll return to Oklahoma City, but is a candidate to rejoin the major-league roster in the future if an injury occurs to one of the team's regulars.
Eibner was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
Eibner was called up to take the place of Rob Segedin, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a toe injury. The 28-year-old was off to a nice start at Triple-A, going 11-for-32 (.344) with three homers and eight RBI through 12 games. Eibner will get the start in center field in his first day with the club, though it remains unclear how long he will stay in the majors.
Eibner was optioned to minor league camp Tuesday.
Eibner was traded to the Dodgers in January and has spent spring camp battling for a major league backup outfield role. With a plethora of outfield options available to them, the team decided it was best for the 28-year-old to begin the season in the minor leagues. He'll have a chance to return to the big league club if an injury arises to one of the regular outfielders.
Eibner had a big day at the plate Monday, going 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a triple and a trio of RBI in a spring training loss to the Rockies.
Eibner got into the game earlier than expected after Andre Ethier was removed with a minor back ailment. The big day brought Eibner's spring batting average up to .316 with a homer and six RBI in 19 at-bats. The Dodgers are currently loaded with talent at the outfield position, so the 28-year-old journeyman outfielder isn't considered a candidate to make the 25-man roster. He would, however, be an option to be called up should injuries strike one of the Dodgers right-handed outfielders during the season.
Eibner was traded to the Dodgers for a minor leaguer Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.
It's a new opportunity for Eibner, who was designated for assignment after batting .193 over 70 games between Kansas City and Oakland last season. The move provides further outfield depth for the Dodgers -- the team currently has eight outfielders on its 40-man roster. Eibner faces an uphill battle to earn a spot in the major league outfield, but certainly has the potential to turn some heads in spring training with his athleticism.
Eibner was designated for assignment on Friday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.
The A's needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Santiago Casilla, and Eibner was the casualty. He was a productive hitter at Triple-A for both the Royals and A's last year, but posted just a 65 wRC+ in 208 plate appearances in the big leagues. He is now seventh on the organizational outfield depth chart, and should struggle to see significant playing time in 2017.
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