The Los Angeles Dodgers officially placed both outfielder Andrew Toles and left-handed reliever Adam Liberatore on the disabled list before Wednesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 11, 2017
Toles will be out for what looks to be the entirety of the 2017 season, as a usual Torn ACL recovery time is about six months. That would mean that he would be healthy at November by the earliest.
Toles had just hit his stride after a slow start to the season, showing that he was a competent leadoff hitter with a bit of power that nobody thought he had. He had started every single game for the Dodgers against right-handed pitching.
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Adam Liberatore has a much less severe injury with a left groin strain. Joc Pederson went down with the same injury in mid-April and was out just under two weeks.
Recalled in their places were both Scott Van Slyke and Brett Eibner.
There were rumors that the Dodgers could add either O’Koyea Dickson or Alex Verdugo to take a permanent spot on the roster in Gonzalez’s absence, but management has chosen to just mix and match at first base for now.
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