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  1. Dodgers missing too many pieces to roll

    Mark Saxon

    CINCINNATI -- At a pivotal point in a pivotal game, the team with the $239 million payroll took its chances with the bats of Tim Federowicz and Miguel Rojas. It had Drew Butera and Jamie Romak on the bench, standing by. To the surprise of few, thi...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  2. Van Slyke keeps quietly building his case

    Mark Saxon

    CINCINNATI -- Does this sound like the kind of stuff you've been reading from a Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder lately? "I know what I'm here for, and I don't mind it. I like it. I'm not going to complain." Those were the thoughts Monday night o...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  3. Juan Uribe and A.J. Ellis nearing returns

    Mark Saxon

    CINCINNATI -- Carl Crawford experienced a small setback in his rehab from a sprained left ankle, but two other Los Angeles Dodgers regulars are making steady progress. Catcher A.J. Ellis (ankle) and Juan Uribe (hamstring) could be playing in games...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  4. Carl Crawford of Los Angeles Dodgers says he cannot afford to com...

    Mark Saxon

    Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford said the competition for at-bats with Matt Kemp has prompted him to seek out a minor-league rehabilitation assignment, a rare request for a veteran player.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  5. Matt Kemp back in Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup as left fielder

    Mark Saxon

    Matt Kemp returned to the Dodgers' everyday lineup in left field Wednesday night against the Cincinnati Reds.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2014
  6. Matt Kemp could learn from Andre Ethier

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- "It's always fluid." That was the text message I got from Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti after Tuesday night's 6-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds. I spent time before the game talking to Colletti about Matt Kemp's fi...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  7. Los Angeles Dodgers' Carl Crawford leaves with sprained ankle

    Mark Saxon

    Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford badly sprained his left ankle chasing down an eighth-inning double in 6-3 win over the Reds on Tuesday night and limped off the field.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  8. 'Best thing' is for Kemp to continue to sit

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Apparently the Los Angeles Dodgers reached their breaking point with Matt Kemp's iffy defense, because they went from starting him in five out of six games in center field to benching him in four straight. On Monday, Kemp took balls...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  9. Rapid Reaction: Marlins 13, Dodgers 3

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Just when the Los Angeles Dodgers seemed to have caught a little breeze of momentum, they kicked a hole in their own keel, playing their worst game of 2014. The only thing worse than their fielding was their pitching in a 13-3 loss ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  10. No early returns from team meeting

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- It seemed like an odd time for a team meeting. The Los Angeles Dodgers haven't been spectacular, but they also haven't been in crisis mode. Mostly, they've just been ambling through their schedule winning a few more than they lose. ...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  11. Yasiel Puig is impressing in the clutch

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Most of Yasiel Puig's strides this season have come while playing right field, but one major adjustment as a hitter is beginning to catch the Los Angeles Dodgers' attention. Puig, who often tried to do too much with runners on base las...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  12. Stock Watch: Carl Crawford flips the switch

    Mark Saxon

    RISING Carl Crawford, LF: All it took was one swing, or at least that's how it looks. Crawford was in the worst slump of his career -- 4-for-45 -- before his pinch-hit, game-winning home run in Miami on Saturday. Now, he's rolling, going 10 for hi...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  13. Rapid Reaction: Nationals 3, Dodgers 2

    Mark Saxon

    WASHINGTON -- The Los Angeles Dodgers will be happy to see a little Southern California sunshine when they wake up Thursday morning. They completed a rain-drenched trip with a 3-2 loss to the Washington Nationals Wednesday afternoon. Over the cour...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  14. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 8, Nationals 3

    Mark Saxon

    WASHINGTON -- Clayton Kershaw made his U.S. debut after a six-week stay on the disabled list because of a strained muscle in his upper back, a souvenir of the Dodgers' opening trip to Australia. The ace dazzled in his comeback, an 8-3 win over the Wa...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  15. Rotating outfielders trying for Mattingly

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Don Mattingly has kept to the plan, spreading around playing time pretty equitably among his four outfielders. Yasiel Puig and Andre Ethier each have started 17 games. Matt Kemp has started 14 and Carl Crawford has started 14, but t...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  16. Four-outfielder drama begins ominously

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- When Don Mattingly walked into the Los Angeles Dodgers' interview room at about 9:45 a.m. Friday, he was unaware that Yasiel Puig was running late for pregame stretch, an infraction that -- 20 minutes later -- would cause Mattingly to ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014