Toles will start in center field and bat eighth Friday against the Padres, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. The 24-year-old will make his major league debut against right-hander Andrew Cashner, pushing Trayce Thompson to the bench. Toles rose quickly through the system -- he started the year at the High-A level -- but will likely be back in the minors before long, with Joc Pederson (shoulder) expected to be ready go shortly after the break. Toles has totaled six homers and 23 stolen bases in 73 games between three levels this season, his first in the Dodgers' organization.
Toles has been promoted to Los Angeles from Triple-A on Friday, Jacob Unruh of the Oklahoman reports. Toles will make his big league debut with the Dodgers at some point in coming days. He has been a quick riser through the Dodgers system in 2016, already playing for High-A, Double-A and Triple-A. On the season, Tolles is hitting .330/.375/.507 between all three levels. The 24-year-old outfielder is known for his speed and ability to get on base at a high clip. With Joc Pederson, Enrique Hernandez and Andre Ethier on the disabled list, Toles will join the outfield mix of Howie Kendrick, Trayce Thompson, Scott Van Slyke and Yasiel Puig.
Toles has been promoted to Triple-A after hitting .314/.363/.514 for Double-A Tulsa. It's the second promotion of the year for Toles, who is overall batting .333/.381/.509 with five homers and 22 stolen bases. Don't rule out one more promotion at some point for the 24 year-old.
Toles was promoted to Double-A Tulsa after batting .370/.414/.500 in 22 games for High-A Rancho Cucamonga. Toles then proceeded to get nine hits in his first five games for Tulsa. Overall he's batting .368/.403/.547 with 10 stolen bases and a pair of home runs. Toles has dealt with some unspecified personal issues that led to his release from the Rays last year, but there still appears to be some talent here.
The Rays released outfielder Andrew Toles on Sunday, per the Tampa Bay Times. Toles was the team's third-round pick in the 2012 draft and their 2013 minor league player of the year. Toles missed two months last year due to personal reasons. He's never moved higher than A-ball in the Rays' organization.