In March, retired MLBbro Andrew Toles signed an agreement that allows him access to the team’s health insurance and mental health services.

Toles hasn’t played for the Dodgers since Sept. 30, 2018. But Los Angeles has signed him to a contract to provide him health services since 2019. The 30-year-old’s career was shortened when he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia after not reporting to spring training in 2019. 


Toles was arrested in 2020 after being found sleeping behind a FedEx building at Key West International Airport. He was taken to a mental health facility after the incident.



The outfielder made his Major League debut in 2016 and came onto the scene blazing, hitting .314 with 16 RBI over 48 games. Toles didn’t stop his showcase when the lights got bright in the postseason as he hit .364 and helped the Dodgers reach the National League Championship Series.


But after he tore his anterior cruciate ligament after not being able to stop before hitting the wall in left field on May 9, 2017, against the Pirates, Toles’ career took an unfortunate turn. He missed the remainder of the ’17 season and only played in 17 games in 2018.



LA Dodgers Continue To Support Toles


The Dodgers have stood by their former player, as this is the fifth consecutive season the franchise has stepped up to provide assistance for Toles. 


Former Dodgers teammate Tom Koehler, who sustained a shoulder injury that prevented him from pitching for the team after signing with Los Angeles in 2017, chimed in on Twitter to voice his appreciation for the team and their constant support for players’ mental health.


“I love this,” Koehler said. “Saw it first hand how they treated me when I could provide nothing for them. I am not surprised they are helping Andrew. It’s bigger [than] sports.”

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