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Dodgers: Andrew Toles Resurfaces at Camelback Ranch

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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: Andrew Toles #60 of the Los Angeles Dodgers plays during a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on July 11, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Here’s a name that Dodger fans have been wondering about since February — per Ken Gurnick, outfielder Andrew Toles has reported to the Dodgers spring training facility in Glendale, Arizona.

Toles has been on the restricted list since March for what was listed as an “unspecified reason.”

Gurnick reports that Toles had been dealing with “personal issues” during his absence.

As of press time of this post, the Dodgers have not commented on the status of Toles, or given much of a window into why he has been missing from the team.

With the Dodgers outfield performing well, and teammate Alex Verdugo already struggling for playing time, there’s no saying what role Toles could play with the big club. In the interim, he will have to work himself back into playing shape at extended spring training before a decision will have to be made on the 26 year-old.

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Written by Clint Pasillas

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  1. When I saw this yesterday on the Dodger web site it felt like good news. If Toles can have a successful return and revive his career, maybe “Dave” will stop cramming Taylor down our throats. Batting Taylor for Verdugo last nite in the 9th was ludicrous!

    • What does that have to do with Toles? He’d be another lefthanded outfielder, Taylor is the only right handed outfielder we have besides Pollock who is on the IL. We’re all oulling for Toles but where does he fit in? He might need a trade to establish his career.

      • He gives the Dodgers another bat off the bench in lieu of the strikeout monster that Taylor has become………yea, I know it does not fit what Dave prefers in the LH/RH matchup obsession scheme, but Toles makes contact and can hit .280+, a role Taylor used to play but he is no longer getting it done successfully. As for trade………three different teams asked for Toles during the off season in trade. (Read that somewhere during the off season) Friedman did not trade him, so obviously Friedman wants to keep him around. Plays a steady outfield, has speed (something the Dodgers lack), he is a valuable piece to have on your roster.

  2. Mutha fucka I told Marquis to keep an eye on this fool. I go out of town for 2 mutha fuckin days… smh Ima have that dudes head on a swivel and Bonquisha is about to get the smack down for this too

  3. I hope Tolesy can work his way back to the Big Club. We could use him right now, but that is not going to work. Go Blue!

    • BLUE LOU! I believe you know where I am going with this… Toles is not the answer for Pollock. We must find a RH hitter somewhere, especially since Taylor appears to be a bust now. Even though Bellinger, Verdugo and Seager can hold their own against LHP, the Dodgers will be facing more and more of them if opposing teams see that’s all Dodgers have to offer. If not addressed this issue will haunt the Dodgers going forward and we won’t have to worry about going deep in October baseball.

      • I totally agree, AZUL!!!! We do need a better balanced ball club!!!! Only time will tell if we achieve that goal.

  4. If Dodgers had a bit more of a balanced lineup, then a lefty/righty obsession would not be any issue. But because Dodgers are lacking in RH hitting right now, it’s one big reason for about 31 different lineups in these first 31 games.

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