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Eddie Gamboa

Eddie Gamboa 37 P

Norfolk Tides

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Eduardo Gamboa
  • Age: 30 (December 21, 1984)
  • Birthplace: Merced, CA
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 1" Wt: 215
  • Draft: Round 21 (2008, BAL)
  • School: UC Davis
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Eddie Gamboa Stats Summary

Eddie Gamboa Career Stats

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Eddie Gamboa Awards and Honors

Eddie Gamboa  37 P

  • Full Name: Eduardo Gamboa
  • Born: December 21, 1984
  • Age: 30
  • Birthplace: Merced, CA
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 215
  • Draft: Round 21 (2008, BAL)
  • School: UC Davis

2014: Combined to go 5-7 with a 3.81 ERA in 19 games (17 starts) between Norfolk and Double-A Bowie...After a late scratch to scheduled starter Kevin Gausman, Gamboa made the start for Norfolk on Opening Night, taking the tough-luck loss after yielding two earned runs on four hits in five innings of a 3-0 setback. It was the first Opening Day start in Gamboa's seven-year professional career (Gamboa pitched in relief on Opening Day for Class-A Aberdeen in 2011)...Earned a win vs. Scranton/WB on May 2 after tossing 7.0 shutout innings - it was Norfolk's first win by a starting pitcher in 2014 (27th game of the season)...Over his final five starts with Norfolk he went 3-1 with a 2.03 ERA (7 ER, 31.0 IP) with 17 hits and 31 strikeouts...Suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for exogenous testosterone, June 13...Ranked fourth in the IL in strikeouts (67) and sixth in innings pitched (77.2) at the time of his suspension...Activated and joined Bowie's rotation on August 6...Made final five starts of the season with the Baysox, posting a 3.19 ERA... Made 10 starts for Navojoa in the Mexican Winter League, going 6-2 with a 1.83 ERA (14 ER, 68.2 IP).
2013: In his first season as a knuckleball pitcher, he went a combined 6-11 with a 4.43 ERA and 114 strikeouts between Double-A Bowie and Norfolk...Began using the pitch after working with Hall of Fame knuckleballer Phil Niekro during spring training...Ranked sixth among Orioles minor leaguers with 114 strikeouts...Threw a 7.0 inning no-hitter in game one of a doubleheader for Bowie vs. Harrisburg on June 30, walking three and striking out five in the contest - Bowie's first no-hitter since Radhames Liz struck out eight in a nine inning no-hitter on June 1, 2007...One start prior to his no-hitter, Gamboa took a no-hitter into the eighth inning of his start vs. Altoona before yielding a leadoff single...Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 24-30...Named O's organizational Pitcher of the Month in June after going 3-2 with a 2.02 ERA (8 ER, 35.0 IP)...Promoted to Norfolk on July 10 and made his final nine starts of the year with the Tides...Posted a 4.71 ERA over his first eight outings before surrendering eight earned runs in 1.1 innings of his final start, a loss at Charlotte on August 30...Pitched for Mayos de Navojoa in the Mexican Winter League, going 3-4 with a 2.64 ERA (19 ER, 64.2 IP) in 11 starts...Added to O's 40-man roster on November 20, but was not tendered a contract and became a free agent on December 2.
2012: Ranked third on the Baysox with eight wins…Ranked fourth on the team in innings (92.0) and strikeouts (71)…Made 10 of his first 12 appearances out of the bullpen and went 2-0 with one save and a 1.59 ERA (4 ER, 22.2 IP)…Earned a win in his Triple-A debut, May 17 vs. Charlotte. 
2011: Spent majority of the season with Bowie, where he posted a 3.05 ERA in 21 games (nine starts). 
2010: Posted a 3.75 ERA in 36 games (11 starts) with Bowie. 
2009: Combined to go 11-0 with three saves and a 1.08 ERA in 39 relief outings between Delmarva, Frederick and Bowie...His 11 victories tied with Jake Arrieta, Brian Matusz and Andy Mitchell for the most among Orioles minor leaguers.
PERSONAL: Eduardo Gamboa was selected by Baltimore in the 21st round of the 2008 draft...Re-signed with Baltimore as a free agent, December 3, 2014...Attended the University of California-Davis...During his fifth-year senior season with the Aggies, he led the club with a 2.20 ERA and three complete games as he was named second team All-Big West...Ended his career with a complete game four-hit victory over Stanford during the Aggies' first-ever D-I regional game in their first official Division I season...Underwent "Tommy John" surgery during his junior year at UC-Davis...Graduated from Merced HS (CA), where he was named to the All-Central California Conference his junior and senior years.