Toles' contract was renewed by the Dodgers on Thursday, the Associated Press reports. Toles has been on the restricted list since March 2019 and hasn't worked out with the Dodgers since leaving extended spring training in May of the same year. He was arrested in Florida last June on a misdemeanor trespassing charge and is reportedly getting help for the mental health issues that led to the arrest. There's little chance that Toles will play at all in 2021, and his overall baseball future is unquestionably murky, so the Dodgers' decision to renew his contract is likely a move to support the outfielder and ensure that he continues to receive health insurance to cover the help he needs.
Toles was arrested in Florida on Monday on a misdemeanor trespassing charge after he was found sleeping behind Key West International Airport and refused to leave, Gwen Filosa of the Miami Herald reports. In terms of baseball news, this incident furthers the belief that Toles is unlikely to return to the sport during the 2020 season. However, Toles' need for help clearly extends beyond baseball, and any hope of seeing him in a Dodgers uniform again should be superseded by the hope that he simply gets well. The 28-year-old has a documented history of dealing with anxiety and depression, and he essentially disappeared from baseball after leaving spring training last May to deal with a personal matter.
Toles (personal) is unlikely to be part of the Dodgers' 2020 plans, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. The Toles saga continues. Once a key postseason contributor for Los Angeles -- he hit .364 and scored six runs for the team in the 2016 playoffs -- Toles missed most of 2017 due to an ACL tear and played in only 17 major-league contests in 2018. Though apparently fully healthy last season, Toles did not play a single game at any level after leaving the Dodgers' spring training facility in late May to attend to a personal matter. At this point, it's anyone's guess when -- or if -- Toles will resume his baseball career.
Toles (personal) is no longer working out at the Dodgers' spring training facility in Arizona, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. Toles reported to the facility in late April after missing spring training for undisclosed reasons, but he apparently has left to spend time with his family. The 27-year-old should be considered out indefinitely.
Toles arrived at the Dodger's spring training facility, Camelback Ranch-Glendale, on Monday but remains on the restricted list, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Toles failed to report to spring training due to an undisclosed reason, and while it's good to see him finally make it to camp, the Dodgers have yet to provide a timeline for his return to action.