All of a sudden, things are busy with the Dodgers front office.

The organization has acquired outfielder Brett Eibner from Oakland for an unnamed minor leaguer, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Eibner was designated for assignment on Jan. 20 to make room for Santiago Casilla.

Eibner was sent from Kansas City to Oakland in a one-for-one deal for Billy Burns last July. Eibner has played sparingly in the last two seasons. In 208 plate appearances, he slashed .193/.266/.353. He can play all three outfield positions, so it’s understandable how a team which loves versatility picked him up.

Even at 28-years-old, as Rosenthal pointed out, Eibner has minor league options. It’s a buy-low opportunity for a Dodgers team that loves to develop potential.

While he’ll face an uphill battle for playing time, Eibner does provide the Dodgers with another right-handed hitter. Rosenthal’s note on their liking of Eibner’s athleticism could also serve him well. Worst case, L.A. added depth at a marginal price.

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Gabe Burns is an award-winning journalist. He serves as a reporter and editor at the DodgersNation news desk. He additionally works as editor-in-chief of The Spectator, Valdosta State University's student paper. Gabe's work has been featured on a number of platforms, including Draft Breakdown and Pro Football Spot. His byline has been cited in media such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. Aside from covering Dodgers baseball, Gabe enjoys watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Orlando Magic and Tampa Bay Lightning. He can be followed on Twitter at @GabeBurns_DN.

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  1. jhigelin

    Toles/Forsythe
    seager
    turner
    Gonzalez
    Ethier/Puig/Thompson
    grandal
    peterson
    Forsythe

    What do you all think?

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