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Orioles minor leaguer suspended

Jun 13, 2014, 3:53 PM EDT

Police Blotter

Friday police blotter time:

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Baltimore Orioles Minor League right-handed pitcher Eduardo Gamboa has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for exogenous Testosterone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Gamboa plays for Triple-A Norfolk. He’s 29 and isn’t a prospect. I suppose he figured giving a little testosterone a try would maybe fix that, but nope.

  1. Conner012367 - Jun 13, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    would u people plz stop using peds? your either good or your not, find other ways to become better people!

    • sabatimus - Jun 13, 2014 at 4:49 PM

      Yeah, maybe it’s just me, but the MiLB guys I see using PEDs suck anyway.

      • Conner012367 - Jun 13, 2014 at 4:52 PM

        right? and can’t athletes find other ways to be better without taking PEDs?

      • renaado - Jun 13, 2014 at 6:10 PM

        Clearly, they lost their patience playin there at the Minor leagues, if I were them I’d pick the option of playin Baseball overseas.

  2. happytwinsfan - Jun 13, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    His window was probably almost all the way closed. If he can slip through for even just a few years he comes away with at least some hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not, nothing. Who came blame him for trying?

  3. Eutaw's Finest - Jun 13, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Damn shame. Gamboa was struggling for years then recently took up the knuckle ball and has been working on perfecting it for a few years. I actually thought it looked pretty good in the spring training too. Jerk.

  4. Eutaw's Finest - Jun 13, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Add to that Quentin Berry getting tossed yesterday from Norfolk then proceeding to run the basses and slide into home before jawing at the ump and walking off, and it has not been a good week for the O’s minor league system.

    • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jun 14, 2014 at 1:07 AM

      It hasn’t been too terrible. I was able to watch Nolan Reimold in action tonight in Bowie. He was able to leg out an infield single and just missed an opposite field home run by about 3 feet. He’s still very rusty, but if he can stay healthy, he has a decent shot at making it back to the team this year.

      Eduardo Rodriguez continued a rough year. His command was all over the place, and he did not mix his pitches well. When he kept his sinking fastball around the knees, people started having serious trouble making contact. You can see the promise in him, however I’d expect him to be at least a year or two away from the show.

      • nvl004 - Jun 14, 2014 at 7:55 AM

        I’ve been to more Orioles games than Nolan Reimold in the last 3 years.

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jun 15, 2014 at 1:19 AM

  5. metalhead65 - Jun 13, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    doesn’t seem like he will have chance to make the bigs and get craig’s ped vote for the hall of fame.

  6. mikhelb - Jun 13, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Maybe he’ll be signed to a multimillion dollar deal once when returns from his suspension… i’d say his future will be to play in México, but there they issue lifetime suspensions for a first positive, so, maybe Venezuela, where players have been encouraged to take PEDs and use their leagues to clean in time to play MLB/MiLB.

  7. arrooo - Jun 13, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    He is a knuckleballer, doesn’t make sense

  8. arrooo - Jun 13, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    He is a knuckleballer , doesn’t make much sense

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