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An Update on Andrew Toles’ Injury and Timeline



With the shocking start to the season, and unproductive outfield play (aside from Matt Kemp), many Dodgers fans have been calling for Andrew Toles. Sadly, it appears it will be a while before we see the 25-year old at Chavez Ravine.

Last month, Toles suffered a hamstring injury while playing in AAA. Initially, it didn’t seem like he would miss an extended amount of time, but it appears the injury continues to lag on. Toles was off to a scorching start to begin the 2018 campaign. In six games with OKC, he posted a slash line of .462/.500/.731. Not too shabby. He had a home run and seven RBI, to go along with 12 hits.

Toles had a remarkable spring, with many expecting him to be on the opening day roster. He hit .283 and had three homers and 10 RBI. His 15 hits were also amongst the most by any Dodger during spring training. Ultimately, he was sent to AAA, as Dave Roberts wanted him to get regular at-bats, whereas he’d get a handful at the big-league level.

Toles has yet to really establish himself at the major league level, but Dodgers fans everywhere want to see him. He has accumulated 201 at-bats since coming up with the team in 2016. The biggest factor though is that he outperformed nearly everyone on the team in the 2016 playoffs. Toles hit 364 and reached base at a 423 clip between the series with the Nationals and Cubs.

Analysis

We’ve seen what Toles can do up here. In 79 career games, he’s hitting .294 with eight home runs and 31 RBI. It’s a shame this hamstring issue is still a nagging issue. The way the Dodgers are playing, they could definitely use his bat in the lineup every night. Hopefully, he can recover from this injury soon, and be the spark the Dodgers are desperately coveting.

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Written by Blake Harris

Blake is currently studying sports journalism at Arizona State University. He covers both the basketball and baseball teams, while hosting a weekly baseball show on the school's radio program. In his spare time, he edits highlight videos for collegiate and professional athletes. He currently has over 125,000 subscribers and 70 million views on Youtube. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he passionately roots for the Dodgers, Clippers, and Saints.

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  1. ABSOLUTELY–100%…ANDREW TOLES—SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE 2018 25 MAN OPENING DAY ROSTER……DAVE WOULD HAVE NEVER FELT BY USING #FREETOLES—-TOLZY WOULD BE FOR MAKING HIM LOL—-FEEL RELEVANT—OMG..:-)
    LOL–LIKE WITH JOC PEDERSON–MATT KEMP—–KIKE’ & PUIG’…….ANDREW TOLES–IS AND ALWAYS CAN BE THE REAL DEAL HOLYFIELD!!!

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