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By Charles Rich | December 4, 2009
St. Francis High School graduate Gregg Zaun inked a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers Dec. 4. Zaun, a Glendale native, reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.9 million. The deal includes a $2.25 million option for 2011 with a $250,000 buyout, meaning Zaun is guaranteed $2.15 million. Zaun, who caught for the Baltimore Orioles last season before being dealt to the Tampa Bay Rays in August, made $1.5 million last year. Zaun, 38, received some interest from the Colorado Rockies and also the Rays and Seattle Mariners.
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April 5, 2007
Two area Major League Baseball players began their respective seasons Monday. Two others will have to wait a bit longer. St. Francis High graduates Mark Loretta and Gregg Zaun participated for the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays, respectively. Loretta, a two-time All-Star, served as a reserve second baseman for the Houston Astros. He played the ninth and 10th innings of Houston's 4-2 home loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Loretta, who signed as a free agent after playing for the Boston Red Sox last season, ended the game by lining out to pitcher Salomón Torres.
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By Charles Rich | July 2, 2009
The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players . ? Mark Loretta (St. Francis High, 1989) Los Angeles Dodgers infielder: The two-time All-Star has gotten additional playing time with the Dodgers recently concluding a six-game stretch of interleague road games. For instance, Loretta had a two-run double in the third inning of the Dodgers? 6-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Loretta, who started at first base, had two hits in six plate appearances.
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By Charles Rich and Seth Amitin | August 20, 2009
The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players .   Trevor Bell (Crescenta Valley High, 2005) Los Angeles Angels, pitcher After making his debut last week, Trevor Bell came back on Tuesday to win his first career game, a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians. “Any first major league win would be a dream come true,” Bell told mlb.com. “Even if it was a 10-9 game, and yourself and your team gets the win, that’s a dream.
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By Seth Amitin | April 9, 2009
Though it’s tough to say just how comfortable he is with his new team, Mark Loretta certainly isn’t complaining. “It’s going to be a lot different back in LA than it is here in Arizona,” Loretta said to the Valley Sun at Spring Training in Arizona. “[But] this was the team I grew up watching. I went to my first major league game at Dodger Stadium, I used to go to 10 or 12 games a year. My memories were of Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Ron Cey and Bill Russell.
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December 20, 2007
Local grad named in Mitchell report Toronto Blue Jays starting catcher Gregg Zaun, a 1989 graduate of St. Francis High School in La Cañada, was recently named as one of more than 70 current and former Major League Baseball players accused of using performance-enhancing drugs, according to the results an investigation by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell. The report and list of names was the result of a 20-month long study of steroid use in professional baseball. Players on the Mitchell List may face disciplinary actions, according to baseball commissioner Bud Selig.
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By Seth Amitin | December 31, 2009
Verso scores eight goals in seven playoff games, Knights win CIF Regional title The St. Francis boys’ soccer team had a heck of a run in the 2009 CIF playoffs and the talented sophomore Eric Verso showed what he was made of in the Knights’ March playoff run. After they advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division I semifinals, the Golden Knights captured the CIF Southern California Division II Regional Championship....
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By Gordie Morris | August 24, 2006
It's a long way from the halls of St. Francis High to second base at Pittsburgh's PNC Park. Yet, that's where 36-year-old Mark Loretta, a 1989 graduate of St. Francis, found himself standing on July 7. He had been selected by baseball fans around the world as the starting second baseman for the National League in Major League Baseball's annual All-Star Game. No matter that he went hitless, robbed twice of base hits by two outstanding defensive plays. The second All-Star Game appearance, he was added as a bench player in 2004 while still with the San Diego Padres, was the high water mark of Loretta's long baseball career.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 9, 2011
GLENDALE — After suffering a shoulder injury that stemmed from a violent home-plate collision last season, Gregg Zaun found himself behind home plate for the first time Sunday during a spring training contest against the Oakland Athletics at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Ariz. Zaun caught three innings and had two plate appearances. Shortly after the game ended, Zaun, a Glendale native and 1989 St. Francis High graduate, took off his equipment and tugged off his uniform for the final time before announcing his retirement on Sunday following a 16-year Major League Baseball career.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 11, 2010
After a combined 16 seasons in Major League Baseball you'd think Glendon Rusch and Matt Whisenant would just want to just relax and enjoy the fruits of their labor. However, the two still hit the diamond on a day-to-day basis. The only difference now is they're concerned about helping improve other athletes' games, not just their own. The Full Count Baseball Academy was co-founded by Rusch and Whisenant. For the past year, Full Count has been hosting private lessons out of West Coast Sports Management in Pasadena, along with camps in the Foothills.
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By Charles Rich | December 4, 2009
St. Francis High School graduate Gregg Zaun inked a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers Dec. 4. Zaun, a Glendale native, reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.9 million. The deal includes a $2.25 million option for 2011 with a $250,000 buyout, meaning Zaun is guaranteed $2.15 million. Zaun, who caught for the Baltimore Orioles last season before being dealt to the Tampa Bay Rays in August, made $1.5 million last year. Zaun, 38, received some interest from the Colorado Rockies and also the Rays and Seattle Mariners.
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By Charles Rich and Seth Amitin | August 20, 2009
The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players .   Trevor Bell (Crescenta Valley High, 2005) Los Angeles Angels, pitcher After making his debut last week, Trevor Bell came back on Tuesday to win his first career game, a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians. “Any first major league win would be a dream come true,” Bell told mlb.com. “Even if it was a 10-9 game, and yourself and your team gets the win, that’s a dream.
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By Charles Rich | July 2, 2009
The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players . ? Mark Loretta (St. Francis High, 1989) Los Angeles Dodgers infielder: The two-time All-Star has gotten additional playing time with the Dodgers recently concluding a six-game stretch of interleague road games. For instance, Loretta had a two-run double in the third inning of the Dodgers? 6-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Loretta, who started at first base, had two hits in six plate appearances.
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April 5, 2007
Two area Major League Baseball players began their respective seasons Monday. Two others will have to wait a bit longer. St. Francis High graduates Mark Loretta and Gregg Zaun participated for the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays, respectively. Loretta, a two-time All-Star, served as a reserve second baseman for the Houston Astros. He played the ninth and 10th innings of Houston's 4-2 home loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Loretta, who signed as a free agent after playing for the Boston Red Sox last season, ended the game by lining out to pitcher Salomón Torres.
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