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  1. Dodgers claim infielder Carlos Triunfel

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO - The Dodgers claimed infielder Carlos Triunfel on outright waivers from the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. The team added Triunfel to the 40-man roster - which stood at 39 - and optioned him to Triple-A Albuquerque. Triunfel, 24, has ba...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  2. Five questions about the rotation

    Mark Saxon

    There were a lot of rumors, a lot of discussions, but there was not a lot of action. The Dodgers added veteran Dan Haren to the starting pitching rotation back in November and then flirted with the idea of trading for David Price. They then courte...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  3. The curious case of Chone Figgins

    Mark Saxon

    Over a six-year stretch ending in 2009, Chone Figgins -- who will be competing for a bench job on the Dodgers this spring -- was one of the best leadoff hitters and most versatile players in baseball. He averaged 632 plate appearances while playin...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  4. CEO on Dodgers landing Tanaka: 'I wouldn't predict it'

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - We're essentially reading between the lines trying to gauge the Dodgers' level of interest in Masahiro Tanaka, but right now they're not exactly professing a burning desire to land the 24-game winner out of Japan. Wednesday Dodgers g...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  5. Dodgers pursuit of Masahiro Tanaka advances (slowly)

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said the Dodgers continue to engage the agent for Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka, whose major league future figures to be decided in the next couple of weeks. Teams willing to pay th...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  6. What would it take for the Dodgers to land David Price?

    Mark Saxon

    The Rakuten Golden Eagles may be intent on keeping their star pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka, in Japan. They are preparing to offer him a record contract of 800 million Yen, or around $7.7 million, according to reports out of Japan, and may decline to make...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  7. Brian Wilson officially signs contract with Los Angeles Dodgers

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers finalized a one-year deal to bring back reliever Brian Wilson on Saturday, but general manager Ned Colletti said he would like to add at least one more reliever to his bullpen.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2013
  8. Winter wish list: Starting Pitching

    Mark Saxon

    For a team picked by many to win the World Series next year, the Dodgers aren't exactly the complete package just yet. At the top of their priority list for offseason upgrades is completing a starting rotation that only has three bankable pitchers at...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  9. Is Kershaw proof win stat is irrelevant?

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Clayton Kershaw playfully took ground balls at shortstop off the bat of third-base coach Tim Wallach during batting practice Wednesday afternoon at AT&T Park. It was a bit awkward since he's a left-handed thrower, of course, b...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  10. Ryu's talent translating well so far

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Saturday's game at Dodger Stadium was far from meaningless -- two good teams with something to play for easing into pennant races -- but hardly the crux of these teams' seasons. Those days will come in August and September, i...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  11. Dodgers prospect Seager making a move

    Mark Saxon

    One of the strangest moments of Zack Greinke's introductory news conference last December was the revelation that he had congratulated the Dodgers on their first-round draft pick from last June. In other words, amid the hubbub of pitching for the ...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  12. What is pitcher Clayton Kershaw worth to the Los Angeles Dodgers,...

    Mark Saxon

    In determining what Clayton Kershaw is worth to the Los Angeles Dodgers, how does the team ownership put a price on memories like Monday's?

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  13. Ramirez to play only shortstop in WBC?

    Mark Saxon

    PEORIA, Ariz. -- Hanley Ramirez singled, walked and scored a run in Saturday's 9-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners before heading off to join his Dominican teammates in Florida to train for the World Baseball Classic. As usual, Ramirez gave the Dodgers ...

    Blog | March 02, 2013
  14. Should Dodgers just hoard their pitching?

    Mark Saxon

    I come back from vacation and am greeted with a distressingly thin stack of Dodgers rumors and transactions to pick over. The Dodgers signed 32-year-old minor-league journeyman Dallas McPherson. I can still see him at his locker stall in Tempe, th...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  15. Timing is everything with Ryu Hyun-jin

    Mark Saxon

    The other day, someone asked general manager Ned Colletti whether he thought Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin could slide into the No. 2 or 3 spot in the Dodgers' rotation next season. "Not sure," Colletti said. Added team president Stan Kasten: "No...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  16. Los Angeles Dodgers approach Torii Hunter with two-year contract ...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have approached free agent outfielder Torii Hunter about a two-year deal, according to a major league source.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2012