Dodgers News: Andrew Toles Placed On Restricted List
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The Los Angeles Dodgers reported to Camelback Ranch for Spring Training a few weeks ago, although one player was noticeably missing from the group.

Outfielder Andrew Toles did not report to Arizona due to a personal issue, and now almost a month has gone by and he still is not in camp.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts recently did not have any updates on Toles’ situation, but said that he was a bit surprised when he didn’t report for Spring Training.

As the club still awaits a potential return, the Dodgers have placed Toles on the restricted list and therefore freed up a spot on their 40-man roster, per Bill Plunkett of the Southern California News Group:

It is unclear what the Dodgers plan to do with that extra roster spot, if anything, but it does give them some flexibility if they want to sign a free agent or adding a non-roster invitee like Brad Miller to the 40-man roster.

The focus here should obviously be on Toles though, hoping that everything is OK with him and his family.

Toles hit .233/.281/.300 in 17 Major League games in 2018, but had an impressive .306/.345/.461 slashline with seven home runs and 39 RBI in 71 games with Oklahoma City in what was his first season off of a torn ACL that cost him most of the 2017 season.