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Orioles minor leaguer Eddie Gamboa takes his knuckleball to Triple-A Norfolk
Orioles minor leaguer Eddie Gamboa takes his knuckleball to Triple-A Norfolk

In abandoning the traditional arsenal he honed for decades to start throwing a knuckleball this spring, Orioles minor leaguer Eddie Gamboa gave his career over to a fickle and foreign pitch that frustrates both hitters and the pitchers who throw it. Gamboa had been a reliable, strike-throwing right-hander who spent parts of four seasons in Double-A. On Wednesday night, he'll take his knuckleball to Triple-A, one step closer to becoming the latest in a line of major league pitchers including R.A. Dickey and Tim Wakefield to have that pitch breathe new life into his career. "It's good for now because I'm still in the minor leagues, and for me, the dream is to make...

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