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  1. Dodgers' 17-year-old prospect dazzles

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Julio Urias got on a mound in front of 13,000 people or so on a brilliant sunny day in Arizona, about to compete against three major league baseball players who are 14, 17 and 10 years older than him. He took off his cap, held i...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  2. How the Dodgers found the youngest prospect in MLB

    Mark Saxon

    If not for Yasiel Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers wouldn't have the most advanced 16-year-old pitcher in the world Dodgers scouts, led by scouting director Logan White, were in Mexico City last June to watch Puig's workouts when they decided to swin...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  3. Six Dodgers land on WBC rosters

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers will feel the crunch of the World Baseball Classic when at least six of their players leave camp early to join their respective national teams. Major League Baseball announced the provisional rosters of all 16 teams Thursday. Adrian Go...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  4. Q&A with international scouting guru Bob Engle

    Mark Saxon

    There was a time, not that long ago, when the Dodgers dominated international scouting. Pedro Guerrero. The Martinez brothers, Pedro and Ramon. Fernando Valenzuela. Hideo Nomo. Chan Ho Park. Wilton Guerrero. If you could hit, pitch or field with a...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  5. Vin Scully takes the mound

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers continue a week-long celebration of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully tonight. Scully, who announced over the weekend he would return for a 64th season in 2013, will throw out the first pitch. The first 50,000 fans will receive a Vin...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  6. Los Angeles Angels meet with Erick Aybar's agent about extension

    Mark Saxon

    Angels meet with Erick Aybar's agent about long-term extension.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  7. Aybar contract talks and other Tuesday tidbits

    Mark Saxon

    The agent for shortstop Erick Aybar arrived in Arizona Monday night and is expected to meet face-to-face with Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto this week, a source said. The agent, Fernando Cuza, and the Angels are trying to negotiate a long-term c...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  8. The mentoring of Jordan Walden

    Mark Saxon

    AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese The Angels hope to avoid scenes like this by pairing Walden with veteran relievers. If it seems the Angels are filling their bullpen with veterans whose most-dominant years are behind them, it's not an ...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  9. Angels free-agency primer: What they need

    Mark Saxon

    AP Photo, Getty Images The top of the Angels' rotation isn't a concern. It's the 4 and 5 spots that could use some help. New Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto will have a few days to unpack and settle into his new office. Until Thu...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  10. Fernando Rodney not happy in role

    Mark Saxon

    OAKLAND -- What happened to Fernando Rodney, the Angels reliever who has -- step by step -- sunk as far as a reliever can go while still retaining a uniform? He began this season as the Angels closer, was demoted after four outings to the setup ma...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  11. Could Garrett Richards fix the bullpen?

    Mark Saxon

    Things didn't go well the last time Garrett Richards tried to step up and help the Angels. He struggled at Yankee Stadium in his debut, then injured his groin during his second major-league start. The 23-year old now has a second chance to impact ...

    Blog | September 05, 2011
  12. Angels 8, Orioles 3: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- Torii Hunter homered twice and drove in five runs to help the Angels beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 Friday night and stay six games back of the first-place Texas Rangers. The Good: Fast start. One of the real drags on this season has...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  13. Blue Jays 5, Angels 4 (10): Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels' two main weaknesses -- an anemic offense and shaky relief pitching -- cost them dearly in a 5-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre Sunday. Rookie closer Jordan Walden gave up the tying run in the ninth and Fernando Rodney walk...

    Blog | August 14, 2011
  14. Los Angeles Angels probably will stand pat heading into second ha...

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels are in contention again, but don't expect any major player moves.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2011
  15. Bobby Abreu and Torii Hunter praise Derek Jeter

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- At least two Angels players texted congratulations to Derek Jeter on Saturday for picking up his 3,000th hit in the Bronx. Bobby Abreu played two-and-a-half seasons with Jeter in New York and Torii Hunter is a personal friend of the Yan...

    Blog | July 09, 2011
  16. A's 5, Angels 4 (10): Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    The A's waited through another rain delay, played another extra-inning game and watched their bullpen blow another lead, but here's something new: After Monday night's 5-4 loss to the Oakland A's in 10 innings, they're out of first place for the firs...

    Blog | May 17, 2011