Now Commenting On:

{"event":["spring_training" ] }

Minor League camp holds first full-scale workout


SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Royals' Minor League camp is brimming with 165 players and the first full-scale workout was held on Monday at the Surprise complex.

The group includes such top prospects as outfielder Bubba Starling, catcher Cameron Gallagher and third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert. They're among about 35 position players who reported earlier and are ready for intrasquad play.

"The only guys that haven't reported yet are guys that are going to come for extended spring that are part of our Dominican program," said J.J. Picollo, assistant general manager of scouting and player development. "They're working out at their camp there and then join our extended group in early April."

There will be intrasquad games from Thursday through Tuesday and the first game against another team is March 14.

"The intrasquad games are more for the pitchers to get their pitches in and the hitters get some looks at some pitching," Picollo said.

Royals manager Ned Yost said that no roster cuts are expected in the Major League camp until after Friday's day-night split-squad games against Cleveland and Colorado. The Royals are already missing seven players from the big league camp; they're playing in the World Baseball Classic.

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

{"event":["spring_training" ] }
{"event":["spring_training" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español