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Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2013
Orioles minor leaguer Eddie Gamboa, pitching for Double-A Bowie, tossed a seven-inning no-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader against the Harrisburg Senators on Sunday afternoon. Gamboa, who is transitioning to becoming a knuckleball pitcher this season , allowed three baserunners - all on walks - and struck out five in the Baysox's 7-0 win at Prince George's Stadium. Over his past two starts, Gamboa has thrown 14 1/3 scoreless innings and allowed just one hit in that span, striking out 12 and walking six. Gamboa took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning during his last start a week ago. Gamboa's no-hitter Sunday was the ninth in Baysox history and the first since Radhames Liz's in 2007.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
The Orioles, who over the last few years have proven that they don't like to be unprepared, will hold a taxi-squad-type camp at their complex in Sarasota, Fla., starting Saturday. The whole point is for players on the roster bubble -- guys who were on the fringes of being September call-ups but weren't initially added to the team -- to stay active in case they are needed this month. Knowing the way the Orioles have done things in the past few seasons, it would be a surprise if at least one wasn't recalled at some point before the regular season ends.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- After right-hander Eddie Gamboa closed out the Orioles' 7-6 Grapefruit League win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field on Monday, catcher Johnny Monell gave the knuckleballer a high five and a catcher's mitt. This spring, when he enters games, Gamboa has given his catchers a special mitt designed to help them handle the knuckleball. “I know I'm not the easiest guy to catch,” Gamboa said. “When a guy is coming out there with his own catcher's glove, I wouldn't be too excited about it either.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
With every start he makes for Triple-A Norfolk, Orioles pitching prospect Kevin Gausman is making his case for a return to the Orioles rotation. Gausman, who last pitched Friday, is 1-2 with a 2.93 ERA in his past three starts for the Tides, and a few more starts like he has made recently will likely increase the clamor for a follow-up to his May 14 start against the Detroit Tigers. In his first start back in Triple-A on May 20, Gausman cruised through four innings against Charlotte before he ran into trouble in the fifth.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2013
In today's Baltimore Sun, I wrote a story on the Orioles' efforts to convert minor league pitchers Zach Clark and Eddie Gamboa into knuckleballers. Clark and Gamboa are working with Hall of Fame knuckleballer Phil Niekro, who won 318 games and revolutionized the knuckleball, while both pitchers are at Double-A Bowie. In speaking with the 74-year-old Niekro this week, you can tell he's still very passionate in teaching the knuckleball to young pitchers. He realizes that, in some ways, it can make a difference in helping a pitcher break into the majors.
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By Jon Meoli and Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 9, 2013
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.
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January 10, 2014
Perhaps the Baltimore Orioles mantra leading up to the coming season could be, "Gamboa and Clark, and we're still in the dark" ("Orioles re-sign right-handers Eddie Gamboa and Zach Clark to minor league deals," Jan. 7). Both pitchers Eddie Gamboa and Zach Clark, who re-signed with the O's, were converted to knuckleballers last season. When I hear the expression "converted to knuckleballers," my mind automatically registers a reclamation project alert. I believe the legacy of pitchers Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain ("Spahn and Sain, and pray for rain")
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By Dan Connolly | June 23, 2012
Tonight, Dontrelle Willis will start a game for the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate, the Norfolk Tides. That in itself is news because Willis, the 2003 National League Rookie of the Year and 2005 NL Cy Young Award runner-up, left the Tides earlier this season because he wanted to start and wasn't given the opportunity. The 30-year-old Willis is back and is pitching against Toledo. But that is not the crazy part. What's crazy is this: Willis becomes the 17 th different pitcher to start a game for the Tides this year.
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By Peter Schmuck | peter.schmuck@baltsun.com | April 1, 2010
The Orioles sent several of their top young pitching prospects to the mound Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays and came away with a 4-3 victory at Charlotte Sports Park. It wasn't the prettiest display of pitching prowess, but Jake Arrieta, Steve Johnson, Pedro Beato and Eddie Gamboa kept the Orioles in the game against a very representative Rays lineup in spite of some difficult innings. Arrieta had a rocky first, giving up three hits, including a two-run homer by Evan Longoria, but settled down to prevent any further scoring through the fourth inning.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
The Orioles, who over the last few years have proven that they don't like to be unprepared, will hold a taxi-squad-type camp at their complex in Sarasota, Fla., starting Saturday. The whole point is for players on the roster bubble -- guys who were on the fringes of being September call-ups but weren't initially added to the team -- to stay active in case they are needed this month. Knowing the way the Orioles have done things in the past few seasons, it would be a surprise if at least one wasn't recalled at some point before the regular season ends.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
There are no apparent slots in the Orioles starting rotation, but pitching prospects Kevin Gausman  and Mike Wright are off to hot starts for Triple-A Norfolk. Gausman, who is simultaneously being stretched out as a starter in the minors and kept on a strict pitch count to save him for later in the season, is rightfully seen by many as the solution to whatever rotation issues may come. In 21 1/3 innings over five starts, Gausman has struck out 20 hitters and walked 11, en route to a 2.53 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- After right-hander Eddie Gamboa closed out the Orioles' 7-6 Grapefruit League win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field on Monday, catcher Johnny Monell gave the knuckleballer a high five and a catcher's mitt. This spring, when he enters games, Gamboa has given his catchers a special mitt designed to help them handle the knuckleball. “I know I'm not the easiest guy to catch,” Gamboa said. “When a guy is coming out there with his own catcher's glove, I wouldn't be too excited about it either.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2014
PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. - Orioles right-hander Eddie Gamboa is nearly a year into his transition, tinkering with baseball's most temperamental pitch. But when Gamboa entered his first big-league spring training game on Friday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays, he didn't initially resort to throwing his newfound knuckleball. Instead, his first pitch was a 91-mph fastball that whizzed past Rays catcher Ali Solis. Last season was an experiment for Gamboa, born when he tried a knuckleball in front of Hall of Famer Phil Niekro at Orioles minor league camp.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -  Ubaldo Jimenez is here in Orioles camp again today. His four-year deal is not official yet -- he still must finalize his physical -- but an announcement from the team could come at some point today. Regardless, the Orioles wouldn't hold a news conference to introduce him until Thursday. Jimenez has a locker in the Orioles clubhouse here in Sarasota. According to the name plate, he will wear No. 31. Jimenez will take the No. 31 jersey from right-hander Kevin Gausman  - who is switching his uniform number for the second time this offseason.
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January 10, 2014
Perhaps the Baltimore Orioles mantra leading up to the coming season could be, "Gamboa and Clark, and we're still in the dark" ("Orioles re-sign right-handers Eddie Gamboa and Zach Clark to minor league deals," Jan. 7). Both pitchers Eddie Gamboa and Zach Clark, who re-signed with the O's, were converted to knuckleballers last season. When I hear the expression "converted to knuckleballers," my mind automatically registers a reclamation project alert. I believe the legacy of pitchers Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain ("Spahn and Sain, and pray for rain")
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2013
Lost in Monday night's 11 th -hour drama that saw the Orioles trade closer Jim Johnson to the Oakland A's were several roster moves the club also made prior to the midnight tender deadline. The Orioles tendered contracts to their six remaining arbitration-eligible players: catcher Matt Wieters, first baseman Chris Davis and pitchers Bud Norris, Tommy Hunter, Brian Matusz and Troy Patton. That much was expected. The six will exchange salary figures with the Orioles next month.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -  Ubaldo Jimenez is here in Orioles camp again today. His four-year deal is not official yet -- he still must finalize his physical -- but an announcement from the team could come at some point today. Regardless, the Orioles wouldn't hold a news conference to introduce him until Thursday. Jimenez has a locker in the Orioles clubhouse here in Sarasota. According to the name plate, he will wear No. 31. Jimenez will take the No. 31 jersey from right-hander Kevin Gausman  - who is switching his uniform number for the second time this offseason.
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By From Sun staff and news services | October 28, 2009
Capitals 4, Flyers 2 Semin, Ovechkin lead Caps to fifth consecutive victory Alexander Semin returned from a two-game absence with a tiebreaking goal and an assist, Jose Theodore stopped Darroll Powe's penalty shot later in the third period, and the host Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2, on Tuesday night. Alex Ovechkin scored two goals - including an empty-netter in the final minute - and Nicklas Backstrom had four points for the Capitals. The Southeast Division leaders rallied from a 2-0 deficit to stretch their winning streak to five games.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2013
When teams add players to their 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft, the moves don't usually get a lot of fanfare. The moves don't always involve the organization's top prospects. Being protected means the player has been in the minor leagues for at least four or five years, so they're not the fast-track minor leaguers. Instead, they're usually players whose progress has been sidetracked by injuries or some other obstacle. That's what makes the three players who the Orioles added Wednesday -- left-hander Tim Berry, catcher Michael Ohlman and right-hander Eddie Gamboa -- interesting . Each of the three has his own tale of perseverance to get to this point, where the Orioles believe the player has shown enough promise that they don't want to risk seeing him succeed with another organization.
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By Jon Meoli and Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 9, 2013
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.
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