Ambriz with the Houston Astros
|Toros de Tijuana|
May 24, 1984 |
|April 30, 2010, for the Cleveland Indians|
(through 2014 season)
|Earned run average||5.35|
Héctor Ambriz (born May 24, 1984) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Toros de Tijuana of the Mexican Baseball League (MBL). He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, and San Diego Padres.
He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft. Ambriz was selected by the Indians from the Diamondbacks in the 2009 Rule 5 draft.
On September 21, 2010, Ambriz was shut down for the remainder of the 2010 season with soreness in his right elbow. He was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus and removed from the 40-man roster on October 29. After undergoing Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL in his right elbow, he missed the entire 2011 season.
In 2012, Ambriz was assigned to the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. On June 17, 2012, Ambriz was released from the Indians organization. Ambriz was picked up by the Houston Astros' Triple-A affiliate, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, that same evening. Ambriz had his contract purchased by the Astros on August 22. He was designated for assignment on September 5, 2013, and elected to become a free agent on October 4. Ambriz signed a minor-league deal with the San Diego Padres in 2014.
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- "Astros purchase contract of RHP Hector Ambriz". Associated Press. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2014.[permanent dead link]