Andrew Toles fell victim to the spring injury bug, missing the past four games with a hyperextended knee.

Toles is expected to rejoin the lineup as soon as this week, according to MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick.

It’s in Toles’ best interest to return as soon as possible. Dave Roberts named him a candidate to leadoff, and Toles is in a rather wide-open competition for playing time in the outfield. Only Joc Pederson is guaranteed a starting spot.

For a Dodgers team always lacking in speed, Toles is a remedy. He also developed a knack for timely hitting, earning eight starts in the postseason.

At just 25-years-old, Toles has room to go. He only appeared in 48 games in 2016, so this season should provide a sample size worthy of previewing what Toles will become.

Andrew Toles could be a sleeper on the 2017 Dodgers

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