He was drafted in the 1986 amateur draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, but elected to attend Florida Southern College, where he was a member of the 1988 NCAA Division II championship squad.
Ebel later signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization as a free agent and was named the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League (GCL) Player of the Year in his 1988 season with the rookie-level GCL Dodgers. He was promoted to the Single A Vero Beach Dodgers in 1989, and was a member of the 1990 FSL champions.
In 1991, Ebel was promoted to the Dodgers Triple A Albuquerque Dukes after playing the 1989, 1990 and 1991 off seasons with the Dodgers affiliate in the Australian Baseball League. Later in 1991 he served as a player–coach for the Single A Bakersfield Dodgers, a position he held until 1994. He later served as a player–coach for the high-A San Bernardino Spirit in 1995, before coaching full-time with the Double A San Antonio Missions in 1996.
Dino began his managing career in 1997 with San Bernardino, taking the reins of the club late in the season. He managed the Great Falls Dodgers of the Rookie-level Pioneer League in 1998, compiling a 40–35 record. In 1999, he managed the Yakima Bears of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League and then returned to San Bernardino in 2000, and led the club to the California League title. He moved to South Georgia Waves of the Class A South Atlantic League the following year, where he posted a 75–63 record. In 2002, he led the Jacksonville Suns to the Class AA Southern League East Division Championship and served as the club's manager until 2004.
After serving for seventeen years in the Dodgers organization, Ebel joined the Los Angeles Angels organization in 2005 as the coach of the Salt Lake Bees of the PCL, which posted a 79–65 record under his guidance. After long-time bench coach Joe Maddon left the Angels organization to manage the Tampa Bay Rays, Ebel was appointed to the major league team's coaching staff as Mike Scioscia's third base coach.
On October 8, 2013, Ebel succeeded Rob Picciolo as the bench coach in 2014. For the 2018 season, Ebel returned to the third base coach role after Ron Roenicke was hired as the bench coach for the Boston Red Sox and Josh Paul being named the Angels bench coach. On November 28, 2018, he was named to be the new third base coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
During his eight season managing career, Dino Ebel has compiled a career managing record of 531–496. He is well known for his loud whistle, which he uses to relay defensive alignments, such as shifts, during games.