Chip Ambres

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Chip Ambres
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Ambres batting for the Pawtucket Red Sox, Triple-A affiliates of the Boston Red Sox on May 10, 2009.
Born: (1979-12-19) December 19, 1979 (age 35)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 20, 2005, for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 2008, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Batting average .233
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 10

Raymond Payne "Chip" Ambres (born December 19, 1979) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball outfielder.

Florida Marlins[edit]

Ambres was born in Beaumont, Texas.[1] As a senior at West Brook Senior High School in Beaumont, Texas, Ambres was named a second team All-American by Baseball America, a USA Today All-USA high school baseball team member, and was a highly recruited quarterback. Ambres signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Texas A&M University, but opted for baseball after he was selected 27th overall by the Florida Marlins in the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft and offered a $1.5 million signing bonus.[2]

Ambres' first season as a pro had a memorable moment at the end of the year. After being called up to the Single-A Utica Blue Sox in mid-season, the 19-year-old finished the 1999 regular season with the club, driving in 15 runs in only 28 games.

In 2000, Ambres was named the No. 6 prospect in the Marlins organization by Baseball America. Ambres became a free agent at the end of the season.

Boston Red Sox[edit]

On December 21, 2004 Ambres signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox.

Kansas City Royals[edit]

Ambres did not break into the Major Leagues until he was with his third organization, the Kansas City Royals. Kansas City acquired Ambres, along with minor league pitcher Juan Cedeño, from the Boston Red Sox on July 19, 2005, for infielder Tony Graffanino. The following day, Ambres made his Major League debut at Jacobs Field in Cleveland against the Indians, going 2-for-4 with a double.

Ambres' 2005 rookie campaign was his best and most active season to-date. He finished 2005 with a batting average of .241 with four home runs and nine RBI in 53 games.

Ambres toiled in the minor leagues in the Royals' organization in 2006 and did not appear in any games with the parent club. He became a free agent in October.

New York Mets[edit]

After which the New York Mets came calling, And On December 19, 2005 signed Ambres to a Minor League Contract .

Ambres was called up on July 17, 2007, to play for the Mets and had the game-winning hit on July 22 - his first Major League hit since he played for the Royals in 2005. On July 24, 2007, Ambres was designated for assignment to make a roster spot for Damion Easley who returned from the bereavement list. He was assigned to Triple-A New Orleans and finished the season there. Following the 2007 season, he became a minor league free agent.

San Diego Padres[edit]

On November 20, 2007, he signed a minor league contract with San Diego and was invited to 2008 spring training.

Ambres was called up on July 8, 2008, by the San Diego Padres for their game against the Florida Marlins. On July 26, Ambres was designated for assignment and was outrighted to the minors on August 1 after clearing waivers. The Padres brought him back on September 2. Ambres elected to become a free agent after the end of the season after being outrighted to the minors once again.

Boston Red Sox again[edit]

On January 27, 2009 Ambres signed a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox.

New York Mets again[edit]

On June 10, 2009 the New York Mets acquired Chip Ambres from the Boston Red Sox as part of a conditional deal. The veteran outfielder was assigned to the Buffalo Bisons.


  1. ^ "Chip Ambres". Baseball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Marlins sign 1st-round pick". TimesDaily. 4 August 1998. p. 2D. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 

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