Dodgers outfielder Toles out for season with torn ACL


The Los Angeles Dodgers outfield took another hit with the news that Andrew Toles is done for the season with a torn ACL.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said on Wednesday Toles will have surgery on his right knee in about two weeks.

Toles was injured during the seventh inning of Tuesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Julio Urias took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but it was broken up with Andrew McCutchen's lead-off double to the left-field corner.

As Toles gave chase, he pulled up lame just before he got to the wall and the ball bounced into the stands for a ground-rule double. 

Toles had to be helped off the field and Roberts said Wednesday's news of a torn ACL confirmed what he feared Tuesday.

Toles was replaced by Enrique Hernandez as the Dodgers are increasingly thin in the outfield with Andre Ethier already on the 60-day disabled list with a herniated disc.

Franklin Gutierrez, who missed 19 games with a hamstring injury, is also dealing with hip tightness, though he did get an at-bat Tuesday. 

Toles appeared in 31 games this season, hitting .271 with 17 runs, three doubles, five home runs and 15 RBIs as the Dodgers' leadoff hitter.

The Dodgers, who also placed left-handed pitcher Adam Liberatore on the 10-day disabled list with a left groin strain, recalled infielder/outfielder Scott Van Slyke and outfielder Brett Eibner.