Los Angeles Dodgers Renewed Contract For Andrew Toles

Andrew Toles hasn’t played for the Los Angeles Dodgers since the 2018 season due to his ongoing battle with mental health issues.

The 31-year-old was arrested in 2020 after being found sleeping behind a Federal Express building located at Key West International Airport in Florida. He was given multiple opportunities to leave the premises before police took him into custody and booked him on a misdemeanor charge for trespassing.

Toles was subsequently diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. While a return to baseball appears unlikely, the Dodgers have continued to stand by him.

According to Ronald Blum of the Associated Press, the Dodgers again renewed Toles’ contract for the 2024 season:

The Los Angeles Dodgers renewed outfielder Andrew Toles ($740,000/$120,600), who hasn’t played since 2018 and has been on the restricted list.

By keeping him under contract, the Dodgers have ensured that Toles will continue having access to healthcare services. Because he is on the restricted list, Toles will not receive a salary, accrue Major League service time or count against the Dodgers’ 40-man and active rosters.

When news broke of Toles’ arrest, several members of the organization reached out to his family. The Dodgers still consider Toles part of their team and he is adored within the clubhouse by players and coaches.

Andrew Toles’ career with Dodgers

Toles burst onto the scene as a rookie in 2016, batting .314/.365/.505 in 115 plate appearances over 48 games. He was expected to take on a bigger role the following season, but a torn ACL derailed those plans.

Toles made a full recovery but only appeared in 17 games in 2018. He was placed on the restricted list the following year and hasn’t been with the team since.

In 96 games over parts of three seasons with the Dodgers, Toles hit .286/.333/.459 with 14 doubles, eight home runs and 35 RBI.

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