Former Dodgers Outfielder Now Homeless, Arrested For Sleeping Behind FedEx

Tanya Simon
June 28, 2020

According to a report in the Miami Herald, the 28-year-old Toles was jailed Monday when police found him sleeping behind a Federal Express building at the Key West airport. His address on the police report was listed as "streets of Key West". Police offers wrote in their report that Toles was given multiple opportunities to leave the premises before arresting him on a misdemeanor charge of trespassing.

An outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Toles spent past year on the restricted list, after leaving the Dodgers' spring training facility in late May due to a personal matter, according to reports by MLB.com. Toles never played at any level during the 2019 season and there was not an expectation he would return this year. He is now being held at Stock Island Detention Center on a $500 bond and has a July 2 court date, per Filosa. He never reported to spring training the following year and was placed on the restricted list, where he is still now listed, Yahoo Sports reported.

Toles was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays out Chipola College in Florida, where he was suspended from the team for breaking team rules.

House Democrats Pass Bill to Make DC the 51st State
Want to know more about the District of Columbia's history and how its self-governance changed over time? Both Democrat and Republican bills share common elements that could be grounds for a compromise.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said at the time he believed it was so Toles could spend time with his family. He struggled to sleep.

After being out of baseball and working at several non-baseball jobs, he was signed by the Dodgers.

Anxiety plagued his minor-league career up to that point. But he missed most of 2017 due to a torn ACL, CBS Sports reported.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER