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Hector Ambriz | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Padres sent RHP Hector Ambriz outright to Triple-A El Paso.
Ambriz was designated for assignment by the Padres on Thursday and passed through waivers unclaimed. The right-hander appeared in only one game for San Diego. May 10 - 5:10 PM

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Padres designated RHP Hector Ambriz for assignment.

Ambriz appeared in only one game with the Padres during his brief time with the big club. He's being replaced in the bullpen by Kevin Quackenbush.
May 8 - 6:10 PM

Padres purchased the contract of RHP Hector Ambriz from Triple-A El Paso.

Ambriz earned the promotion after posting a 1.62 ERA with 13 strikeouts over 16 2/3 frames for El Paso. He'll work in middle relief.
May 7 - 12:58 PM

Padres signed RHP Hector Ambriz to a minor league contract.

Ambriz has posted a 5.37 ERA over 95 career appearances, with 43 of those games coming last year with the Astros. He'll provide minor league depth.
Mar 18 - 11:13 PM

Hector Ambriz has elected free agency.

Ambriz posted a 5.70 ERA across 43 games for the Astros this season. He's got a decent arm, though, so someone will take a shot on him.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 02:13:00 PM

Astros designated RHP Hector Ambriz for assignment.

The move was made to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Eric Thames. Ambriz began the season as the Astros' setup man but has posted a 5.70 ERA and 27/14 K/BB ratio over 36 1/3 innings this season. He should pass through waivers.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 10:57:00 PM

Astros optioned RHP Hector Ambriz to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Ambriz, 29, has a 5.70 ERA and 27/14 K/BB ratio over 36 1/3 innings this season. He should get another crack in the Astros' bullpen later this summer.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 05:04:00 PM

Hector Ambriz retired two of the three batters he faced Wednesday in his return to the majors.

Ambriz was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday evening. The 29-year-old has a 5.55 ERA and 1.77 WHIP in 35 2/3 innings this year with Houston.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 08:30:00 AM

Hector Ambriz will join the Astros on Friday.

Houston optioned left-hander Brett Oberholtzer to clear a 25-man roster spot. Ambriz, 29, has posted a rough 5.40 ERA and 1.74 WHIP across 33 1/3 innings this year in the major leagues. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 12:03:00 PM

Astros optioned RHP Hector Ambriz to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Ambriz has posted an ugly 5.40 ERA and 1.71 WHIP in 33 1/3 innings this season. He'll be back eventually.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 04:38:00 PM

Hector Ambriz earned his second save of the season in Sunday's win over the Angels.

With Jose Veras unavailable after pitching the last two days, Ambriz pitched a scoreless ninth inning. He remains the top candidate for saves if Veras continues to struggle. Rule 5 pick Josh Fields could also find his way into high-leverage situations.
Sun, Jun 2, 2013 07:13:00 PM

Hector Ambriz recorded his first major league save Thursday by striking out two in a scoreless ninth against the Rockies.

Ambriz is next in line for saves if Jose Veras keeps struggling. Veras, who was having such a great May, has given up runs in three of four appearances, and he got tonight off after working three straight days. Ambriz isn't anything special; he wouldn't even have a spot in the bullpens of 20 major league teams. Still, he's become worthy of some consideration in AL-only leagues, and he'll be a certain pickup if Veras struggles next time out.
Fri, May 31, 2013 12:33:00 AM

Hector Ambriz allowed two hits but escaped his inning of relief unscathed in Monday's extra-inning victory against the Rockies.

He struck out one. Houston rarely affords its middle relievers with leads, which makes it difficult to accrue holds, but Ambriz has notched eight thus far, even though his work has proved uninspiring. Ambriz is 1-2 with a 4.94 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 19/8 K/BB ratio over 25 appearances.
Tue, May 28, 2013 03:08:00 AM

Hector Ambriz (ankle) is scheduled to throw live batting practice this week.

Ambriz was on a restricted throwing program the last two weeks with an ankle injury. He's behind the rest of the Astros' pitchers but should have no trouble being ready for Opening Day.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 09:44:00 AM

Hector Ambriz (ankle) will throw off a mound Friday.

Ambriz has been limited to playing catch since rolling his ankle last week during a fielding drill. He's a little behind schedule but should have no trouble being ready for Opening Day.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:03:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Rene Rivera
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
SS1Everth Cabrera
2Alexi Amarista
3Jace Peterson
3B1Chris Nelson
2Yangervis Solarte
LF1Carlos Quentin
2Rymer Liriano
CF1Will Venable
2Cameron Maybin
RF1Seth Smith
2Jake Goebbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Tyson Ross
4Eric Stults
5Odrisamer Despaigne
6Joe Wieland
7Casey Kelly
8Josh Johnson
9Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joaquin Benoit
2Dale Thayer
3Kevin Quackenbush
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tim Stauffer
7Troy Patton
8Blaine Boyer
9Frank Garces