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  1. Rapid Reaction: Cardinals 3, Dodgers 1

    Mark Saxon

    ST. LOUIS -- The Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen has been exactly as bad as the team worried it would be when the postseason began, or, for that matter, when the trade deadline came and went. Dodgers relievers have allowed a home run in every game of...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  2. Carlos Frias, Scott Elbert make playoff roster

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers loaded up with 12 pitchers on their roster for the National League Division Series. If they elect to bring back Clayton Kershaw on three days' rest, that would give manager Don Mattingly nine relievers to choose ...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  3. Dodgers survive, now look to clinch at home

    Mark Saxon

    CHICAGO -- Considering how Saturday's game went, with Los Angeles Dodgers relievers squandering a five-run lead in the final two innings, the notion of a "bullpen game" wasn't exactly a reassuring prospect for many Dodgers fans. Manager Don Mattin...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  4. Dodgers looking hard for another lefty

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have a good left-handed reliever, J.P. Howell, but they would prefer to have two. In fact, in their last series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the lack of a second left...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 2, D-backs 1

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers kept their lead in the NL West intact and might have figured out a new bridge to closer Kenley Jansen along the way. Young reliever Pedro Baez got four key outs in the seventh and eighth innings of the Dodger...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  6. Dodgers see rapid progress from RP Baez

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Earlier this month, the hardest-throwing reliever in the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen faced Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton and emerged unscathed. Two days later, he went through Jonathan Lucroy, Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramir...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  7. Rapid Reaction: Brewers 6, Dodgers 3

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- On most nights when everyone is available to pitch, the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen is capable of holding leads. But when its depth is tested, chaos usually ensues. It appeared that at least one of the Dodgers' primary relievers wa...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  8. LHP Rodriguez placed on 15-day DL

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers put left-handed reliever Paco Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list with a teres major strain Tuesday and recalled reliever Pedro Baez from Triple-A Albuquerque. Rodriguez's injury is the same one that kept Clayton Kershaw ...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  9. Chris Perez of Los Angeles Dodgers placed on disabled list

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers put reliever Chris Perez on the 15-day disabled list after an MRI taken Monday showed bone spurs in his right ankle.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2014
  10. Los Angeles Dodgers GM Ned Colletti exploring trade market for pi...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have cast a wide net before Thursday's trade deadline, but general manager Ned Colletti said Saturday that traction has been slow.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2014
  11. Rapid Reaction: Pirates 6, Dodgers 1

    Mark Saxon

    PITTSBURGH -- One good thing happened. Yasiel Puig got on the field for the first time in four days. He drew a pinch-hit walk against Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Justin Wilson in the eighth inning, leading to the promise of him starting this weekend'...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  12. J.P. Howell: Stealth All-Star candidate?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- J.P. Howell, All-Star? The Los Angeles Dodgers' left-handed reliever might not fit the profile of an All-Star pitcher since he doesn't work in a glamorous role and his fastball, according to Fangraphs, is averaging less than 86 mph ...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  13. On the maddening issue of bullpen walks

    Mark Saxon

    As the Los Angeles Dodgers' search for clues and fixes for why a team with the highest payroll in baseball and, now, a clean bill of health looks so adrift, they have seized on one issue that bugs them like no other. Why are their relievers walkin...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  14. Even Dodgers unsure if Wilson is healthy

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- As Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was trying to grapple with reporters' questions about whether the team's highest-paid reliever is healthy, Brian Wilson was slipping out of the clubhouse without having to answer any of thei...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  15. Extra Bases: Jansen's fastball is back

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers added a lot of well-paid, veteran relievers to their bullpen over the winter, but the most impactful addition might have shown up all by itself without any contract demands. Kenley Jansen's fastball came ba...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  16. Depth hasn't yet paid off in bullpen

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Dodgers got The Beard back before Tuesday's game, but Brian Wilson was the only reliever who didn't pitch. He warmed up a couple of times and would have pitched at the end if the Dodgers could have gotten a lead in extra innings....

    Blog | April 16, 2014