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 will likely miss 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. Important to note, the Rangers announced Eibner as an outfielder during his signing, which dispels any notion that he will try to return as a pitcher. As the case with an elbow injury such as this, it will be much faster for him to be back on the field 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.
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.
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|2011||AFX-Kane County Cougars||76||272||46||58||13||2||12||31||48||90||2||3||.340||.408||.213|
|2012||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||120||423||60||83||26||5||15||53||57||165||5||2||.299||.388||.196|
|2013||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||114||441||74||107||17||9||19||41||53||149||7||3||.330||.451||.243|
|2014||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||74||274||42||66||13||2||7||27||30||78||5||2||.317||.380||.241|
|2014||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||13||41||5||9||3||0||1||3||10||16||3||2||.373||.366||.220|
|2015||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||103||389||65||118||23||1||19||81||38||79||10||0||.364||.514||.303|