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Dodgers Renew The Contract of Andrew Toles With No Plans For Him to Return

The Dodgers continue to provide support for Toles.



The Dodgers’ support of Andrew Toles sounds like it is going to continue. The former outfielder was placed on the restricted list back in March of 2019 after having to step away from the team. There was no news on the matters until the Summer of last year. 

That is when news surfaced that Toles has been arrested on a trespassing charge in Florida. Officers found him sleeping behind an airport and he was charged with a misdemeanor. That was only the beginning of the story for the former Dodgers’ star. 

We later learned through his family that Toles had suffered through a number of mental health issues. That led to him leaving the Dodgers and losing contact with his family for an extended period of time. 

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The latest update from the court was that the charges against Toles were being dropped. He was seeking treatment for his mental health and the case was dismissed. Today, we learned through ESPN that the Dodgers were renewing his contract. 

The move could be read in a few different ways since Toles had to come off of the restricted list this week. According to MLB guidelines, players can only remain on the list for a period of 2 years. But the Dodgers and their front office have said that they want to help in any way that they can, and this provides Toles with access to medical services. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. In regards to Andrew Toles, what a nice gesture by the Dodgers!!!!! I wish only the best for Mr. Toles. I don’t believe this was only a “business decision” by the Dodgers.

  2. I don’t know exactly what this means, but I do know what should be done. A legal conservator or trustee should be appointed for Toles, and the Dodgers should provide money to a fund managed by this trustee to get Toles back on track.

    • As you do not know Toles’ curent mental state, it really is above your place to say whether or not he needs a legal conservatorship. The fact that he might once have been in a place where he couldn’t care for himself doesn’t mean he is now.

  3. This speaks volumes about the Dodger organization. They did not have to do that. I would guess many organizations would have just cut ties. Great to be a Dodger fan!

  4. What a great thing to do! Just another reason that my Dodgers are the greatest team in the world.

  5. That’s a classy move by the Dodgers/Andrew Friedman…gives him access to medical care. He wasn’t on the field long but he sure was fun to watch!

  6. I loved watching Tolesy play. That injury running into the left field fence in foul territory cut his career short, just as he was getting hot. Thank you Dodgers for taking care of him. At that time I saw him in left and Verdugo in right as the next gen of Dodger corner OFs. Oh well… Go Dodgers!

  7. That’s called putting your money where your mouth is. If you talk of support… give support. Well done, Dodgers. 🙂

  8. way to go Doyers!
    Those of us in canada who are dodger fans(I have been a rabid dodger fan since 1957) and who are entitled to daily health care free of charge applaud you!

    Good luck Andrew and good luck Dodgers!

    Earle M

  9. I’m glad to see that the new owners have somewhat of a heart and are helping Andrew Toles through this health situation.

  10. I’m a Padres fan and hate the Dodgers. But tip of the cap to them. Absolutely. What a wonderful thing to do for someone in great need. Maybe I hate ’em just a little less now.

  11. I Love how this Organization takes care of one of their own. This is so touching and Im sure it means alot to his family and to Andrew once they can get hkm back on track. I Love my Dodgers they are AWESOME??????
    PRAYERS AND LOVE to Andrew, his family and of course to all the Dodvers and the Organization. You guys Rock.
    Thank you
    Evonne

  12. Wow! This story brought the emotions of that horrible moment Andrew Toles gave his all and left it all on the field that day … SO PROUD to stand up and cheer this decision by my team, hopefully this is a learning moment for all of us! If we only had a health insurance available to us that isn’t reliant on our employment!! Stand tall, Dodger fans!! Good luck Andrew and thank you Dodgers Organization!

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