Gamboa agreed to a minor-league contract with Baltimore on Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Gamboa spent a majority of the 2017 season in Triple-A as part of the Rangers' and Dodgers' organizations. The 33-year-old wasn't able to find much success within either system, and he wound up posting a 5.40 ERA over 31.2 innings with the Oklahoma City Dodgers after joining the club in August. He will likely serve as organizational depth for Baltimore in 2018.
Gamboa cleared waivers and elected free agency Friday. Gamboa refused an outright assignment to the minors after passing through waivers untouched. The 32-year-old, who compiled a 6.49 ERA and 46:39 K:BB in 77.2 innings (14 starts) with Triple-A Round Rock this season, will now look to catch on with another team looking for pitching depth.
Gamboa cleared waivers Thursday and will decide whether to elect free agency or accept an outright assignment, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. Gamboa was DFA'd by the Rangers this past Thursday in order to clear space for Preston Claiborne on the 40-man roster. The right-hander hasn't pitched in the majors this season, and posted a 6.49 ERA with a 1.72 WHIP with Triple-A Round Rock during 14 starts. Gamboa, a 32-year-old veteran, could choose free agency and try to latch on with a team that needs bullpen depth in the coming days, or else he will likely continue pitching at Round Rock for the time being.
The Rangers designated Gamboa for assignment Thursday. The right-hander was jettisoned so the Rangers could make room for Preston Claiborne on the 40-man roster. Gamboa, who was on an option at Triple-A Round Rock, had a brief stint of success with the Rays in 2016 but has done little to earn a major-league roster spot with Texas. The 32-year-old carried a 6.49 ERA in 14 starts for Round Rock but may catch on with another organization sometime this season if he's not retained in Texas' system.
Gamboa was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday. Gamboa was making a strong push for the 25-man roster before being sent down, as the 32-year-old posted a 2.12 ERA with 16 strikeouts across 17 spring innings. He'll likely spend the year as organizational depth, though it's possible he could be called up to serve in a bullpen role.
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