ESPN.com Announces New Beat Writers to Cover Red Sox, Cardinals & Dodgers

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ESPN.com Announces New Beat Writers to Cover Red Sox, Cardinals & Dodgers

  • Reporter Scott Lauber to Debut March 2 at Boston Red Sox Camp
  • Mark Saxon Launches New Cardinals Blog
  • Chicago to LA: Doug Padilla to Cover the Dodgers

ESPN.com announced today that Scott Lauber (@ScottLauber) has joined the company as a new Boston Red Sox beat reporter. He will be on-site at Red Sox Spring Training in Fort Myers, Fla. beginning Wednesday, March 2. Since 2010, Lauber has covered the Red Sox for the Boston Herald. Prior to the Red Sox beat, Lauber covered the Philadelphia Phillies for the News-Journal in Wilmington, Del.

“ESPN has a long tradition of excellence in covering sports, and I could not be more thrilled to join this all-star team,” said Lauber. “Whether the Red Sox are up or down, they always provide a compelling story. I am eager to share it with ESPN’s readers and viewers.”

Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) has been named the new St. Louis Cardinals beat writer. Saxon most recently wrote for ESPNLosAngeles.com covering the Los Angeles Dodgers and has also written for the Oakland Tribune and the Orange County Register. Saxon returns to his hometown to write for ESPN.com’s first Cardinals blog.

“So it’s time to launch this blog and start providing daily, multi-platform coverage of the Cardinals, from the first day of spring training until their final out, whenever and wherever that may be,” said Saxon. “We’ll be there through the ups and downs of a season, every day.”  (First Cardinals Blog Post)

Doug Padilla (@DougPadilla) has returned to his home state of California to cover the Los Angeles Dodgers for ESPN.com. Since 2010 Padilla has covered the Chicago White Sox for ESPN Radio 1000, ESPNChicago.com and ESPN.com.

“I covered my first major league game at Dodger Stadium in June of 1993 for the Orange County Register when the Dodgers played host to the Florida Marlins, then countless games there as a backup writer for the San Bernardino Sun,” said Padilla. “After a four-year stint at the Chicago Sun-Times from 2002 to ’05, covering the Chicago White Sox, I returned with the Los Angeles Newspaper Group to cover both the Los Angeles Angels and the Dodgers.” (First Dodgers Post)

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Media contact: Michael Skarka at [email protected] or (860)766-1342, (@Michael_ESPN)

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