• Right-hander Carlos Zambrano, who agreed to a Minor League deal Wednesday, will throw two innings Saturday in an extended spring training game in Clearwater, Fla. He will be limited to 30 to 40 pitches. If that goes well, he will pitch again Thursday, when he will throw no more than 50 pitches.
"Z is not a factor until he can stretch out to six or seven innings, then we'll find out if he can help us," Amaro said.
• Left-hander John Lannan, who is on the disabled list with an injured knee, will throw a bullpen session early next week in Clearwater. Amaro said Lannan was "closer, but he's not close yet."
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