The worst came to fruition for Andrew Toles.
Toles tore his right ACL in last night’s win over Pittsburgh, according to Dave Roberts. Roberts implied yesterday that was the feared scenario.
Toles will have surgery in two weeks. Recovery typically takes six months. Obviously that means Toles won’t play for L.A. again in 2017.
.@dodgers Andrew Toles suffered a torn right ACL in last night's game and will have season-ending surgery in approximately two weeks.
— Ned Colletti (@realnedcolletti) May 10, 2017
It weakens an already damaged Dodgers outfield. Fellow left fielders Andre Ethier and Franklin Gutierrez have been injury plagued.
Andrew Toles was hitting a solid .271 with 5 home runs and 15 RBIs.
Los Angeles has Trayce Thompson and Brett Eibner available as replacements. It also boasts top prospect Cody Bellinger, who could shift back to left when Adrian Gonzalez comes off the disabled list.
Alex Verdugo, the organization’s best position player prospect after Bellinger, is an option. There’s no indication that will be considered, however.