Andrew Toles arrested on rape charges

Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles He was arrested for an intrusion crime in Florida on June 22, reports Gwen Filosa of the Miami Herald. Police found Toles asleep in his car behind the Key West airport, and he was jailed after he refused to leave the scene. Toles remained at the Stock Island Detention Center with a $ 500 bonus on Friday, according to Filosa. He has a court date scheduled for July 2.

This is the latest sad development for Toles, who has dealt with personal struggles dating back to his time in college, as Michael Duarte of NBC 7 San Diego detailed a few years ago. The University of Tennessee baseball team fired Toles in 2011 for lacking a “certain standard of responsibility,” prompting him to transfer to Chipola Junior College, where he struggled with anxiety problems. While Toles still went to the Rays in the third round of the 2012 draft, they finally released him for “personal reasons” before the 2015 season.

After his time with the Rays ended, Toles went home to Georgia and packed groceries, hoping for another major league opportunity. Toles received that opportunity when the Dodgers signed him with a minor league deal in October 2015. He then produced quality numbers as a major player in 2016-17, reaching .294 / .341 / .483 (119 wRC +) with 1.8 fWAR at 217 Plaque Appearances. But Toles suffered an LCA break in May 2017, ending his season, and then spent most of the following year in Triple-A.

Toles did not play at all last year, as the Dodgers placed him on the restricted list in March 2019 due to an undisclosed personal matter. According to Roster Resource, the 28-year-old remains on the list.’s Ken Gurnick wrote in February that Toles was also not expected to be in the mix for the Dodgers this season. This week’s arrest casts further doubt on whether Toles will ever return.