Lost in the Dodgers' road to the World Series was the impressive start to the campaign Andrew Toles was enjoying before tearing his right ACL after colliding with the outfield wall in an effort to preserve a no-hitter for Julio Urias. Toles' season ended after he suffered that injury, but he started the season slashing .271/.314/.458 with five homers in 96 at-bats, and taking a place in the lineup for each of the first 19 games with a righty on the hill for the opponent. The expectation is for Toles to be ready in the spring to compete for a spot in the Dodgers' outfield, perhaps even a starting job depending on where the club opts to deploy Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor. Toles stole double-digit bases in four seasons on the farm, including 62 for Low-A Bowling Green in 2013. It will be interesting to see if Toles adds steals back to his game after swiping only one bag with the Dodgers in 2016. He is endgame worthy in NL-only leagues, and could be mixed-league relevant with regular playing time.
Toles (knee) is expected to be a bit behind the rest of the Dodgers' outfielders this spring, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. The Dodgers anticipate Toles to be fully healthy heading into spring training, but they seem to be taking a cautious approach with getting him back into game action. The expectation is that the speedy outfielder will get some at-bats with the minor-league squad this spring, but he'll still be in the mix for a spot on the major-league roster.
President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman said he expects Toles (knee) to be ready for the start of spring training, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Toles hit .271/.314/.458 with five homers in 31 games before undergoing season-ending surgery in May to repair his torn ACL. The speedy outfielder will compete for a spot in the Dodgers' outfield in 2018.
Toles (knee) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Friday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. The timetable for Toles' return to action is 6-to-9 months, so he made for an obvious candidate to move off the 40-man to accommodate the recently acquired Chris Heston and Mike Freeman. The speedy outfielder continues to rehab while looking toward a return next season.
Tolles underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair his torn ACL, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports. Toles will now begin his long recovery process as he is set to spend the next 6-to-9 months rehabbing.
Toles (knee) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday. This comes as no surprise, as Toles is expected to miss the remainder of the season after MRI results on his injured right knee revealed he would need surgery for a torn ACL. It's a tough blow for both parties, as Toles started all 19 Dodgers games against right-handed pitchers this season and was boasting a triple slash of .271/.314/458 with five homers through 96 at-bats. Cody Bellinger is expected to serve as Toles' primary replacement in left field for the time being, though manager Dave Roberts didn't indicate if that would be the case in the long run. Scott Van Slyke was recalled from Triple-A to take Toles' roster spot.