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Showalter gives Gamboa encouragement with knuckleball, plus notes on Tillman and Britton
Showalter gives Gamboa encouragement with knuckleball, plus notes on Tillman and Britton

Even though Eddie Gamboa struggled in his short time in big league camp this spring, Orioles manager Buck Showalter believes he's further along in the his transformation into a knuckleballer than former Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey was at the same time. “He just needs to keep the ball in his hand,” Showalter said. “He had a lot of success with it the last month of two of the season. … Other knuckleballers have told him sometimes it’s four or five years to really get a feel for it. Just telling him, we’re going to run this course with him and see where it takes us.” Wednesday, the Orioles optioned Gamboa -- who is in his third...

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