Héctor Ambriz

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Héctor Ambriz
Hector Ambriz 2013.jpg
Ambriz with the Houston Astros
Toros de Tijuana – No. 30
Born: (1984-05-24) May 24, 1984 (age 34)
Orange, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 30, 2010, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record3–7
Earned run average5.35

Héctor Ambriz (born May 24, 1984) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Toros de Tijuana of the Mexican Baseball League (LMB). He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, and San Diego Padres.

Early life[edit]

Ambriz, who is of Mexican-American descent, was born in Orange, California and graduated from Valencia High School in Placentia, California.[1][2] He played college baseball for the UCLA Bruins.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Diamondbacks[edit]

He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft.[4]

Cleveland Indians[edit]

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.

Houston Astros[edit]

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.[5] He was designated for assignment on September 5, 2013, and elected to become a free agent on October 4.

San Diego Padres[edit]

Ambriz signed a minor-league deal with the San Diego Padres in 2014.

Ambriz began the 2015 season pitching in the Independent league.

Washington Nationals[edit]

On May 10, 2015, he signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals.[6]

Toros De Tijuana[edit]

Ambriz signed with the Toros de Tijuana of the Mexican Baseball League for the 2016 season.


  1. ^ "Hector Ambriz Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/article/Astros-Gonzalez-counts-heritage-among-his-4383682.php
  3. ^ "62 Hector Ambriz, RP Houston Astros". CBSSports.com. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "Hector Ambriz". Baseball-Reference.Com. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  5. ^ "Astros purchase contract of RHP Hector Ambriz". Associated Press. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on April 30, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014.
  6. ^ http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2015/05/minor-moves-white-sox-outright-javy-guerra.html

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