"It's easy to say that pressure is self-imposed and forget about it and go out and do what you can do and now worry about it," Yost said. "But for him, there's always that guillotine effect, where it's one bad outing and everyone wants to pull the trigger. That's not fair, but you have to get past that. He's too good for all that."Injury notes: Right-hander Yovani Gallardo reported progress on Thursday, after throwing off a mound for the first time since knee surgery. Gallardo had his right knee scoped on Feb. 19 by head team physician Dr. William Raasch, who repaired a lateral meniscus tear. The team predicted a four-week recovery. "It was like a five-minute bullpen," Gallardo told The Associated Press. "My arm feels good, my knee feels good. It was a pretty big step." Catcher Lou Palmisano is not making such steady progress. He suffered a similar left knee injury at about the same time as Gallardo, but an MRI scan did not reveal any tears. But Palmisano continued to feel soreness, so he underwent a second MRI on Wednesday, which revealed a "possible torn meniscus," according to a club spokesman. Palmisano will be examined by Raasch on Friday to confirm the diagnosis. If surgery is required, Palmisano will travel to Milwaukee for a procedure on Tuesday. He would be sidelined three to four months. Filtering in: Former Brewers Russell Branyan and Chris Spurling visited the clubhouse on Thursday. Both signed Minor League contracts with the team last month and are not participating in big league camp. The Brewers' Minor League camp formally opens March 10, according to the Cactus League media guide. Spurling pitched in 49 games for the Brewers last season and was 2-1 with a 4.68 ERA, but was unable to find work this winter. He re-signed with Milwaukee on Feb. 14. "It's been a weird offseason for a lot of guys," Spurling said. Branyan, an infielder who played for the Brewers in 2004 and 2005, batted .196 last season with the Padres, Phillies and Cardinals, but did slug 10 home runs in 163 at-bats. He has posted double-digit homer totals in seven of the last eight seasons. He said it: "Well, we made the most of two hits." -- Yost, whose club mustered only two hits -- solo home runs by Ryan Braun and Rickie Weeks -- in a 5-2 loss to the Mariners On deck: The Brewers continue their long homestand with a game against the Rangers on Friday at Maryvale Baseball Park at 2:05 p.m. CT. Carlos Villanueva will start for Milwaukee, with Chris Capuano slated to follow. Right-hander Jason Jennings was listed to start for Texas in the second meeting between the teams in three days.
Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.