Thursday, January 26, 2017
If there is one thing you should expect the Dodgers front office to do it's that they'll add seemingly inconsequential depth pieces to buttress the Major League roster. Last season depth players like Chris Taylor, Rob Segedin and Andrew Toles made impactful contributions. This coming season the Dodger hope Brett Eibner can do the same.
As you know, the Dodgers traded minor league infielder Jordan Tarsovich to the A's for outfielder Brett Eibner. He was then immediately placed on the 40-man roster, and reliever Carlos Frias was designated for assignment to make room. Eibner was originally drafted in the second round of the 2010 draft by the Royals (out of the University of Arkansas), traded to the A's six years later and now finds himself in LA. He stands 6' 4" tall, bats and throws right-handed, and was born in San Diego. You can follow Brett on twitter here: @Brett_Eidner. Per a Dodgers press release:
LA Councilmember Gil Cedillo made a special presentation to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts yesterday afternoon at City Hall in recognition of his "Manager of the Year" award for the past season. This was part of the teams ongoing Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour that continues with a few more events today. Go here to watch a bunch of videos from yesterdays events, via Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider.
Fernando Valenzuela is scheduled for a surprise visit somewhere in the Southland. So, stay tuned for that. Additionally, Kiké Hernandez and Rob Segedin will make a surprise pizza delivery to a special group of city employees in recognition of their commitment to creating a positive impact in the community. Lastly, Joc Pederson will host a Pet Family Photo Day at the Silver Lake Dog Park, starting at 2:00 PM.
Photo at the very top via @Dodgers on twitter. Go here to take a look at a bunch of photos from yesterday from Jon SooHoo, Juan Ocampo and Jill Weisleder. Below are more links to check out: