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Orioles' Eddie Gamboa needs to fully embrace the knuckleball
Orioles' Eddie Gamboa needs to fully embrace the knuckleball

Right-hander Eddie Gamboa was one of three Orioles pitchers to give up at least four earned runs in Tuesday's Grapefruit League-opening 15-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. But he got singled out for a little tough love from manager Buck Showalter. “Eddie’s got to decide whether he’s a knuckleball pitcher or not,’’ Showalter said. “He threw a 3-1 fastball to a left-hander. Didn’t throw a knuckleball until about the fifth pitch. Finally threw a 2-0 knuckleball for an out to a right-handed hitter, so hopefully we can use what happened today to kind of get through to him.” Gamboa began trying to reinvent himself as a...

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