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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
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  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Andre Ethier wants trade if not starting for Los Angeles Dodgers

    Mark Saxon

    Andre Ethier, who was the odd man out for most of the second half of 2014, said he would prefer to play elsewhere if there isn't an everyday job open for him on the Dodgers.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2015
  13. Out on Moncada, Dodgers eye other Cuban talent

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There was a time when some baseball executives considered the Los Angeles Dodgers the likeliest landing place for Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, but Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi indicated Monday that perhaps such a scenario ...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  14. New Dodger pitchers not shy about social media

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Shortly after Brandon McCarthy reported to spring training with his new team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, he admitted to his 152,000 Twitter followers that he had a few first-day-of-school jitters. "The first day at a new job is al...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  15. Los Angeles Dodgers take chance on reliever Dustin McGowan

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to stockpile pitchers with lengthy injury histories but considerable upside, signing free-agent reliever Dustin McGowan to a one-year contract Monday.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2015
  16. Yasmani Grandal expects A.J. Ellis to catch Dodgers' ace

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have made a lot of noise so far this spring about wanting to break up Clayton Kershaw's reliance on A.J. Ellis so it doesn't become a personal-catcher scenario, but most people view that as mostly lip servic...

    Blog | February 22, 2015
  17. Chris Heisey joins a crowded outfield

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chris Heisey wasn't thinking about getting traded. He certainly wasn't thinking about getting traded to the Dodgers, who -- at the time -- had five outfielders with claims on three starting spots. But, in perhaps the most out-of...

    Blog | February 22, 2015
  18. Los Angeles Dodgers sign Brandon Beachy to one-year deal

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers have signed free agent pitcher Brandon Beachy to a one-year deal with a club option for 2016, the team announced Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2015