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  1. Mark Saxon



    Mark Saxon is a staff writer for ESPNLosAngeles.com. He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.

  2. Scouting the opponent: Boston Red Sox

    Mark Saxon

    By Gordon Edes ESPN Boston ANAHEIM, Calif.-With the Red Sox coming to town for a four-game series, ESPNLA colleague Mark Saxon (Mark, shouldn't that be the ESPNLA of Anaheim?) was interested in some first-hand observations about the state of t...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  3. Dodgers get work in before rain ends day

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers had a curtailed workout Monday because of steady rain in the area, but they accomplished most of what they set out to do and added some items to the docket of a lengthy clubhouse meeting: Mattingly said some of the ...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  4. Clayton Kershaw to start Opening Day for Los Angeles Dodgers

    Mark Saxon

    Here's how the conversation about Opening Day goes when you have a pitcher of Clayton Kershaw's accomplishments. The Dodgers -- and everyone in baseball -- knew Kershaw would be scheduled to pitch that game before anyone even arrived at Camelback Ranch.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2015
  5. Julio Urias becomes the buzz of camp

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It's a sign of how interest has grown in baseball prospects that Julio Urias received more attention for throwing batting practice on Sunday than three-time Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw had gotten the day before. After ...

    Blog | March 01, 2015
  6. Los Angeles Dodgers sign Mike Adams to minor-league deal

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers continued to stockpile high-upside pitchers with lengthy injury histories, adding reliever Mike Adams on a minor-league deal Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2015
  7. Uribe connects off Kershaw

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Clayton Kershaw got through one of his least-favorite spring training rituals Saturday morning. He threw batting practice to Dodgers hitters. One of those hitters, Juan Uribe, swung at a hanging slider and sent it over the left-...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
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  9. Dodgers set spring rotation

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Los Angeles Dodgers open their Cactus League schedule Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. Erik Bedard, who is trying to revive his career in camp on a minor-league deal, will be the starting pitcher. Cla...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
  10. Peralta glad to be out of AL East

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Joel Peralta enjoyed his four seasons in Tampa Bay, but he also was ready for a change. "Don't get me wrong. Great city, great organization," Peralta said. "But I think I kind of needed a change of league. Four years in the AL E...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
  11. Justin Turner's role could expand

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A year ago, Justin Turner was in camp on a minor league deal, trying to jump-start a career stalled after the New York Mets abruptly severed ties. His presence was as much a testament to his relationship with Dodgers bench coach Ti...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  12. Dodgers going organic this season

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Scott Van Slyke misses his junky, cheesy snacks. He can't get them at the Dodgers spring training facility, so he has to buy them in a 50-pack at Costco. "I mean, who doesn't like Cheetos? Who's going to go, 'A Cheeto? No, I'm g...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  13. Are Kershaw and Trout the faces of baseball?

    Mark Saxon

    TEMPE, Ariz. --The best pitcher and the best player on the planet spent an afternoon orbiting each other while filming a few TV commercials for Subway the other day in Arizona. Mike Trout got there by 10:30 a.m. and left around 10 p.m., spending s...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  14. A Q&A with Sandy Koufax

    Mark Saxon

    Sandy Koufax's arrival at Camelback Ranch always sends ripples of excitement through camp, with fans chanting, "Sandy! Sandy!" when he moves between stations. The most dominant left-handed pitcher of the 1960s visited Los Angeles Dodgers camp Th...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  15. Hyun-Jin Ryu of Los Angeles Dodgers still dealing with back stiff...

    Mark Saxon

    Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was held out of Dodgers workouts for the second straight day Thursday because of mid-back stiffness.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2015
  16. Yasmani Grandal and the art of stealing strikes

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Before every nuance of baseball came to be dissected, isolated and quantified, hitters used to assume that the best, most experienced catchers got the most calls from umpires. "When you had Carlton Fisk or Bob Boone back there, ...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  17. Dodgers add Chad Gaudin

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Los Angeles Dodgers signed journeyman right-hander Chad Gaudin to a minor-league deal, adding another high-upside pitcher coming off an injury. Gaudin, 31, hasn't pitched since 2013, when he was an effective reliever and spo...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  18. Reliever Chris Hatcher ended 70-year drought

    Mark Saxon

    In 1935, Art "Moose" Doll caught three games for the Boston Braves. He went 1-for-10 in his appearances at the plate and never again caught a major league game. The following season, on Sept. 25, Doll pitched eight strong innings in a 3-2 loss to the...

    Blog | February 24, 2015