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  1. Dodgers in better shape to withstand injuries

    Mark Saxon

    There are some eerie similarities. The Dodgers began the 2013 season winning six of their first 10 games, precisely as they have done this year. In the ninth game of 2013, Zack Greinke broke his collarbone in a fight with Carlos Quentin in San Die...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Spring decisions are coming into focus

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers are only 11 days from boarding their flight for Sydney and only 17 days from opening their 2014 season, so decisions are coming faster than in a normal spring. With the clock ticking on the key position battles, here is a look at some of ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  5. Brian Wilson comfortable with a hybrid role

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers will be doing their part to fuel one of the hotter trends in baseball, blurring the lines in their bullpen. Kenley Jansen retains the title of closer, but Brian Wilson will get opportunities to close, his traditional...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  6. Los Angeles Dodgers announce signing of shortstop Erisbel Arrueba...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the signing of Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena to a five-year contract Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2014
  7. The Search for Answers: Middle infield

    Mark Saxon

    News that the Dodgers are zeroing in on a deal with slick-fielding Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena -- which is easier done than said -- raises a couple of points that pertain to now and to the near-term future. First, it proves, yet again, t...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  8. Dodgers fortify infield with Justin Turner

    Mark Saxon

    Speaking to reporters Saturday at FanFest, Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said he expected to have a utility infielder signed within the next five days. Four days later, he had his man. The Dodgers signed Justin Turner to a minor...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  9. Five questions about the Dodgers outfield

    Mark Saxon

    Teams looking for outfielders knew where to come this off-season. The Dodgers were open for business. While perfectly content to enter spring training with all four everyday outfielders still on their roster, the Dodgers also took it as an opportu...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  10. Five questions about the bullpen

    Mark Saxon

    One of the themes of this Dodgers off-season has been to bake as little risk as possible into the cake, to patch every hole before it exists. Nowhere has that philosophy been more obvious than in the team's moves to water-proof the bullpen, which ...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Do the Dodgers need another starting pitcher?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- If you suspect that Dan Haren won't bounce back or that Josh Beckett and Chad Billingsley won't regain their arm strength after surgery, you could argue that starting pitching depth is one of the Dodgers' weaknesses heading into spring...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  13. Los Angeles Dodgers complete Clayton Kershaw deal, may not be don...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers say they may not be done adding to their star-studded rotation.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  14. Dodgers still talking to Michael Young

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers continue to be linked with Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka and, according to general manager Ned Colletti, continue to pursue the 24-game winner. But their biggest area of need doesn't involve pitching, it involves infield dep...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  15. For prospects, it's a congested road to L.A.

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Some members of the Dodgers front office recently spent time playing tour guide to 15 of the team's best minor-league players. They took them sightseeing in Los Angeles, lined up a series of former major-leaguers to counsel them and la...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  16. 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