Dodgers outfielder could see playing time in the bullpen

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21:  Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers beats the throw to A.J. Ellis #17 of the Miami Marlins as he scores on a single by Brett Eibner #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium on May 21, 201

Dodgers outfielder Brett Eibner is searching for a way to avoid a trip back to the minors, and he may have found it in an unconventional place.

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, Eibner has been throwing bullpen sessions at Dodger Stadium and Triple-A Oklahoma City this season in hopes that he can provide the Dodgers with a versatile relief pitching option.

Eibner played both outfield and pitcher in college from 2008-10 at the University of Arkansas, where he hit the mid-90s on the radar gun.

“He’s got a great arm,” pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said. “We’ll start fine-tuning a little bit and see if there’s something there.”

Eibner would reportedly still spend the majority of his time in the outfield.

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