LOS ANGELES — Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles will have surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee, the Dodgers announced on Wednesday. He will undergo the season-ending procedure in approximately two weeks.
Toles had an MRI on Monday morning. A disabled list move is forthcoming.
“I’m frustrated for all of us, but mostly for Andrew. He’s such a great young man, and really is a big part of what we’re trying to do. He adds so much to our club,” manager Dave Roberts said. “It’s disappointing.”
Toles suffered the injury in the seventh inning on Tuesday, trying to make a catch of a double in the left field corner hit by Andrew McCutchen. Toles jumped for the ball then landed awkwardly, which led to the injury.
He laid on the field for a few minutes as he was tended to by team trainers, but then walked off the field on his own power, removed from the game.
Toles is hitting .271/.314/.458 with five home runs this season, and has mostly been the left-handed part of a platoon in left field, also mixing in some time in center field as well. Toles started all 19 Dodgers games against right-handed pitchers this season, and none of their 14 against left-handers.