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• Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie on Saturday pitched in a Minor League intrasquad game at the Surprise complex, throwing 45 pitches over three innings. He gave up two runs (one earned), two hits and one walk.

• Although starter John Lamb gave up four runs in the first inning to the Brewers on Saturday, Yost said: "I think there were probably some nerves there -- his first start in the big leagues and there were a lot of people here today. For young pitchers, it's an experience factor for them."

• The Royals still have 57 players in camp, but, with the Minor League side in full swing now, there will most likely be some cuts soon.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.