Brett Eibner, Outfield, Texas Rangers
Date of Birth: 12/2/1988
Birthplace: The Woodlands, Texas
College: University of Arkansas
Brett Eibner, outfielder for the Texas Rangers, was first drafted by the Houston Astros in 2007 but he opted instead to attend the University of Arkansas. Three years later, he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals. He played in the Royals' minor league system from 2011 through 2015. In 500 games, he batted .240 with 441 hits, 95 doubles, 73 home runs, 236 RBIs, and 577 strikeouts to 236 walks. Defensively, as a center fielder, he made 857 putouts and 12 errors in 392 games.
Eibner was traded to the Oakland Athletics on July 30, 2016. He finished the 2016 season with a .193 batting average in 26 games with the Royals and 44 games with the Athletics. Defensively, he played 13 games in left field, 19 games in center field, and 28 games in right field.
The Athletics designated Eibner for assignment on January 20, 2017. He was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on January 25th. The Dodgers released him on September 2, 2017. He spent most of the 2017 season in the minors, playing in just 17 games with the Dodgers.
Eibner signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on December 21, 2017.