Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles was arrested and imprisoned on Monday after authorities discovered him sleeping behind a Florida airport.
The 28-year-old man was found after authorities from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an area near Key West International Airport.
They found Toles asleep behind a Federal Express building with only a black bag in his possession, the Miami Herald reported.
Authorities said they gave Toles multiple opportunities to leave the area without being arrested, but he refused to leave.
Details of Toles’ whereabouts are unclear, but on his arrest report, he listed his address as “the streets of Key West.”
Toles was arrested for trespass and taken to the Stoke Island detention center on $ 500 bail.
He has a hearing date scheduled for July 2 before county judge Peary Fowler.
Andrew Toles (pictured in photo) was arrested on June 22 after authorities discovered him sleeping behind a Florida airport
Details of Toles’ current whereabouts (photo) are unclear, but he reportedly listed “the streets of Key West” as his address on the arrest report
The Los Angeles Dodgers have not released a statement on Toles’ arrest, but former Dodgers player Jerry Hairston Jr. said people are aware of the situation.
“I know a lot of Dodger fans are worried. It really hurts and knows that the people who can help Tolesy have been informed and will do their best to help, ”wrote Hairston.
The discouraging turn in Toles’ career comes after a tumultuous journey with anxiety and personal problems throughout his eight-year career in the Major League Baseball.
Former Dodgers player Jerry Hairston Jr. said on Twitter that “the people who can help Tolesy have been informed and will do their best to help”
The outfielder never arrived for spring training in May 2019 due to an unspecified personal matter, but still remains on the Dodgers shortlist.
The coronavirus pandemic has shelved the MLB season until July 1, when players can show up for training in the spring.
The Dodgers put Toles on the shortlist to free up space on their list, but he’s technically still part of the organization.
Before that, Toles began his career at the University of Tennessee before being kicked out of the team and transferred to Chipola College in Florida.
He was then suspended from the Chipola College team for breaking the player’s rules.
The Tampa Bay Rays drafted Toles as their third-round pick in 2012, but Toles then asked to be released from the team.
After being suspended from the Chipola College baseball team, Toles (photo) was selected as the draft pick for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2012
Before his career with the Dodgers, Toles (photo) allegedly spent time in a mental institution to resolve personal problems
Pictured: Key West International Airport where Monroe County Sheriff’s assistants found Toles on Monday
In a 2018 profile of The Athletic, Toles revealed that he had spent time in a mental health facility for anxiety, which had overshadowed his career in the minor leagues.
“He was imperfect and he started to experience paralyzing anxiety. He had trouble sleeping. Regularly, he showed up late at the stadium and made mental mistakes on the pitch, and regularly heard from manager Jared Sandberg, “Pedro Moura wrote with The Athletic.
Toles spent a year away from baseball, but signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers after their 2015 season.
In 2016, Toles reached the big leagues and had a successful streak during the playoffs.
He balanced time between the minor and major leagues for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2017 to 2018. He missed part of the 2017 season due to a torn ACL.