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Dodgers’ Andrew Toles jailed in Florida on trespass charge

1939: Major-league baseball is televised for the first time when experimental station W2XBS broadcasts a doubleheader between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field.
1939: Major-league baseball is televised for the first time when experimental station W2XBS broadcasts a doubleheader between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field. (SXC)

KEY WEST, Fla. – Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles was in jail Saturday on a trespassing charge.

The 28-year-old player was detained this week at the airport in Key West, Florida, by a Monroe County sheriff deputy.

A report by the sheriff's office said Toles was found sleeping behind a Federal Express building at the airport and refused to move after several warnings by deputies that he had to leave or be arrested.

Jail records show Toles appeared to be homeless when arrested Monday on the misdemeanor charge of trespassing property. His bond was set at $500 but he remained jailed and is scheduled for arraignment Thursday.

“We are unable to comment,” team spokesman Joe Jareck said Saturday.

Toles never reported to spring training in 2019 because of a personal matter and did not play that year.

Toles rose from the low minors to the majors in just months and became a postseason star for the Dodgers in 2016.

He was the starting left fielder in the second half of 2016 and early in 2017. In May of that year, he tore a knee ligament and spent most of 2018 at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Toles struggled with anxiety issues even before the Dodgers signed him to a minor league contract. He was the Tampa Bay’s minor league player of the year in 2013 but was released in 2015. He was working the early-morning shift in the frozen-food section of a grocery store before the Dodgers recruited him.