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Orioles pregame notes: Right-hander Eddie Gamboa still searching for right mix of the knuckleball

SARASOTA, Fla. – Orioles right-hander Eddie Gamboa struggled in his first spring outing, allowing four runs over two innings in a 15-2 loss on Tuesday afternoon, including a three-run homer to Tigers first baseman Aaron Westlake. After the game, Orioles manager Buck Showalter made his frustration with Gamboa – who is in his third season as a converted knuckleballer – well known, saying he needs to throw the knuckleball more often if he’s going to be successful. Westlake’s homer came on an 88-mph fastball when Gamboa fell behind in the count 3-1. Gamboa said he knows he has to throw more knuckleballs as he attempts to make an impression on the Orioles...

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