Eddie Gamboa Is A Change Of Pace For Rangers

Rangers Organization Report

SURPRISE, Ariz.—Eddie Gamboa rates as one of the most intriguing—and possibly the most entertaining—newcomers to the Rangers spring pitching staff, but not solely because the 32-year-old righthander’s featured pitch is a knuckleball.

Actually, it’s all about the knuckleball.

In Gamboa, the Rangers have a candidate to be the change-of-pace reliever they like to have in their bullpen and a versatile pitcher who could work multiple innings on consecutive days or make a spot start for them.

With lefthanded reliever Jake Diekman out and lefty Alex Claudio possibly moving into a more specialized role than he had last season as the change-of-pace long man, Gamboa is a pitcher to watch.

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