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February 15, 2013

Day in camp: Pitchers get a workout

After the team stretch on Friday, it was time for the first group of pitchers to throw 10 minutes of BP to their major-league teammates, and I'm not gonna lie: There was some huffing and puffing going on.

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Andy McCullough blogs about the Royals and baseball

Friday was the first official day of workouts for the full squad, but the Royals didn't hit the fields until late morning after a team meeting.

After the team stretch, it was time for the first group of pitchers to throw 10 minutes of BP to their major-league teammates, and I'm not gonna lie: There was some huffing and puffing going on. Won't name names -- that's what spring training is all about, right? Wade Davis, who is already slotted as the No. 4 starter, was glad he was throwing behind a screen after Mike Moustakas hit a screamer near his head.

Once the pitchers got done with their work, it was time for team baserunning. And who better to start baserunning drills than Wheels himself -- Billy Butler. He's not exactly graceful, or fast, but hey, scoreboard: Billy's an All-Star. He has other gifts.

Manager Ned Yost was pleased with how things went Friday -- everyone got their work in and no one got hurt.

"Everybody got a bunch of swings, and the pitchers did great," Yost said. "We got everything accomplished that we set out to accomplish."

-- Nicole Poell, The Star

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