Ethics Heroes: The L.A. Dodgers Management

Ethics Heroes have been far and few between so far this year, but this one is not only an easy call, it’s from the world of Major League Baseball.

Andrew Toles played 96 games as a member of the Dodgers from 2016 to 2018. The speedy outfielder did well in limited playing time, but he did not report to spring training in 2019 and was subsequently diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia. A year later, Toles was arrested and charged with trespassing after he was found sleeping behind a FedEx building at Key West International Airport. He has been in and out of mental health hospitals ever since. But the Dodgers signed the now 30-year-old Toles to a contract in March, and revealed that the team has signed him to a contract every year since the 2019 season so he would be eligible for the organization’s health insurance.  



Source: Sports Illustrated

2 thoughts on “Ethics Heroes: The L.A. Dodgers Management

  1. Why the need for a contract. The owners and players could altruistically dig into their own deep pockets to assist their friend. They are in fact making their concern a line item deductible business expense. This, in my mind, is synonymous with supermarkets asking customers to round up or put their change in a jar to support some charity. You give the money they get the tax deduction with no cost to them

    • Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. I suspect the Dodgers will be helping this guy out for the rest of his life. Good for them.

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