Dodgers’ minor league outfielder underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday ending his 2017 season.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) July 1, 2017
Eibner only made a couple appearances for the Dodgers this season. He was later sent down to make room for players coming off the DL. During his time in the minor leagues, discussions began about Eibner turning into a relief pitcher. He began working out with the pitchers and possibly having a job change in the organization. However, Tommy John claimed the newest victim and the pitching work out became too much for Eibner.
Not all the Dodgers' plans go well. The Dodgers tried to convert Brett Eibner from an OF into an OF-P. He just had Tommy John surgery. https://t.co/bfedyDtdWE
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) August 1, 2017
Eibner is a 28-year-old California native who has spent the last couple years bouncing up and down from the minors to majors. He has a sub par batting average of .191 with 8 career home runs. It seems that he had the desire to make a switch in hopes to preserve his major league career. Eibner who pitched in high school was drafted in the second round by the Kansas City Royals back in 2010. He was ranked to be the best outfield arm in their organization during the 2011 and 2012 season before moving on the Oakland A’s and later the Dodgers.
We wish Eibner a speedy recovery and a great bounce back next season.
Tonight the Dodgers’ look to make it 10 in a row as Alex Wood and the Dodgers go up against the Atlanta Braves.