Brett Eibner started at all three outfield spots for the Dodgers in 2017 but his season ended before he could add yet another position.
What went right
The Dodgers acquired Eibner from the A’s on Jan. 25 for minor league infielder Jordan Tarsovich, adding outfield depth that could be optioned to the minors.
Eibner hit a ball 465 feet against Tyler Anderson at Coors Field on May 13, the longest home run hit by a Dodger all season.
He was back and forth between Triple-A Oklahoma City and the majors in 2017, spending four different stints with the Dodgers earning 35 total days of major league service time.
What went wrong
Eibner struck out in nearly half (17) of his plate appearances (36) in his 17 games in the majors.
The Dodgers tried to make Eibner a two-way player, having him throw bullpen sessions both in the majors and minors. Though he never got into a game as a pitcher. He injured his elbow and required Tommy John surgery on Aug. 1.
His last game with Oklahoma City was July 7.
Eibner was designated for assignment on Sept. 1 to make room when active roster limits expanded, then was released one day later.
Stats: 6-for-33, .182/.250/.364, 2 HR
Salary: unknown, somewhere near the major league minimum of $535,000, pro-rated for his time in the majors.
Game of the year
Eibner hit a two-run home run and was hit by a pitch on May 19 against the Marlins. It was one of three games that he reached base twice with the Dodgers.
Eibner is a free agent.