The Dodgers called up Toles from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles reports. Despite the promotion on the Sept. 1 roster expansion date, the outfielder will find it difficult to break into the lineup out of the gate, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports, which limits the 26-year-old's fantasy potential. Toles performed well at Triple-A Oklahoma City, though, with a .306/.345/.461 line, seven homers and three stolen bases across 275 plate appearances.
Toles was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Toles will make way on the roster for new acquisition Manny Machado. The outfielder went 6-for-23 with a pair of doubles in his brief stay with the team.
Toles is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Padres, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. This is in line with the expectation when Toles was promoted to the big leagues on Monday, as he started in that game against a righty but will sit in this one against lefty Eric Lauer. Cody Bellinger is starting in center field, hitting sixth.
Toles -- who was called up prior to Monday's contest -- started in center field and went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, two RBI and a pair of runs scored in an 8-2 win over San Diego. Toles made his first start in the majors since tearing his ACL back in May of 2017. The 26-year-old slashed .326/.363/.500 over 34 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City, and Yasiel Puig's placement on the DL with an oblique injury opened up a spot in the Dodgers' outfield. Matt Kemp has taken over in right field, and a combination of Toles, Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez will occupy the remaining two outfield spots until Puig returns in three-to-four weeks. Monday's lineup configuration suggests that the two left-handed bats, Toles (center field) and Pederson (left field), will receive the majority of starts against right-handed starters.
Toles (hamstring) will be activated from Triple-A Oklahoma City's 7-day disabled list Tuesday. Toles is set to rejoin the Oklahoma City lineup after missing the past month and a half with a hamstring injury. He recently completed his rehab program at the Dodgers' spring training facility.
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