LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired outfielder Brett Eibner from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league infielder Jordan Tarsovich.
Eibner, 28, made his first big league appearance in 2016 combining to hit .193 with 10 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 22 RBI with the Royals and the Athletics. Eibner also appeared in a combined 54 games with Triple-A Omaha (Royals) and Triple-A Nashville (Athletics), combining to post a .289/.394/.528 slashline with nine doubles, 12 homers and 34 RBI.
In parts of six minor league seasons, he has hit .244 with 333 runs, 104 doubles, 20 triples, 85 homers and 270 RBI along with a .337 on-base percentage in 554 games. Eibner has also stolen 37 out of 50 bases (74%) throughout his minor league career and had a career year in 2015 with Triple-A Omaha, posting a .303/.364/.514 slashline with 23 doubles, 19 home runs, 81 RBI and 10 stolen bases. The San Diego native was drafted by the Royals in the second round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Arkansas.
Tarsovich, 25, combined to hit .221 with nine homers and 32 RBI in 90 games with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa last season. Over two minor league seasons, he has hit .236 with 12 homers and 50 RBI along with a .339 on-base percentage in 127 games. Tarsovich was selected by the Dodgers in the 22nd round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of Virginia Military Institute.
To create room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers designated right-handed pitcher Carlos Frias for assignment. Frias, 27, has gone 6-6 with a 4.50 ERA in 33 games (15 starts) over three big league seasons with the Dodgers, after making his big league debut in 2014.