Dodgers acquire OF Brett Eibner from A's for minor leaguer
LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers have acquired outfielder Brett Eibner from the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Jordan Tarsovich.
Oakland also agreed to a $1.25 million, one-year contract with infielder Adam Rosales.
Eibner combined to hit .193 with 10 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 22 RBIs with Kansas City and Oakland in his first big league season last year. He also appeared in a combined 54 games with Triple-A Omaha and Nashville, hitting .289 with nine doubles, 12 homers and 34 RBIs.
A day after his big league debut, his game-ending single on May 28 capped Kansas City's comeback from a 7-1, ninth-inning deficit against the Chicago White Sox. The 28-year-old outfielder from San Diego has spent six years in the minors after being selected by the Royals in the second round of the 2010 amateur draft out of Arkansas.
Eibner had been designated for assignment by the A's last week.
Tarsovich combined to hit .221 with nine homers and 32 RBIs in 90 games with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa last year. In two minor league seasons, the 25-year-old infielder has hit .236 with 12 homers and 50 RBIs in 27 games. He was selected by the Dodgers in the 22nd round of the 2015 first-year player draft out of Virginia Military Institute.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers designated right-hander Carlos Frias for assignment. The 27-year-old was 6-6 with a 4.50 ERA in 33 games (15 starts) over three years with the Dodgers after making his big league debut in 2014.
Rosales hit. 229 with 13 homers and 35 RBIs in 105 games with San Diego last year. The 33-year-old right-handed hitter started 53 games for the Padres at third base, second base, shortstop and left field. He previously played with Oakland from 2010-13.
Rosales can make an additional $1 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $75,000 for 175, $125,000 for 200, $150,000 for 250, $200,000 each for 300 and 400, and $250,000 for 500.
To create a roster spot, the A's designated left-handed pitcher Dillon Overton for assignment.