Hector Ambriz

RP / San Diego Padres / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

      Hector Ambriz accepts assignment to Triple-A

      Padres pitcher Hector Ambriz accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Tuscon on Sunday, MLB.com reports.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Padres outright Hector Ambriz to Triple-A

      Padres pitcher Hector Ambriz has been sent outright to Triple-A Tuscon. Ambriz was designated for assignment Thursday after spending one day on the major-league roster.

    • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

      Padres swap out relievers again, outright Xavier Nady to Triple-A

      The Padres made yet another roster move Thursday, recalling reliever Kevin Quackenbush from Triple-A El Paso to join the bullpen. Hector Ambriz , who was added to the roster Wednesday, was designated for assignment to make room on the roster, while Xavier Nady was outrighted to El Paso concurrently.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Padres add Hector Ambriz to bullpen

      The Padres promoted pitcher Hector Ambriz from Triple-A El Paso Wednesday. Ambriz was 1-0 with a 1.62 ERA and 0.84 WHIP in 14 relief appearances for El Paso.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Padres sign Hector Ambriz to minor-league contract

      The Padres have signed pitcher Hector Ambriz to a minor-league contract, MLB.com reports. Ambriz made 43 appearances with the Astros last season but struggled, finishing with a 2-4 record, 5.70 ERA and 27:14 K:BB ratio in 36 1/3 innings. He'll likely provide depth to the team's Triple-A bullpen.

    • by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com

      Three Astros elect free agency

      Three Astros left off the club's final 40-man roster have elected free agency, MLB.com reports. Pitchers Wade LeBlanc, Hector Ambriz and Edgar Gonzalez will all test the market this winter.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Astros designate Hector Ambriz for assignment

      The Astros designated pitcher Hector Ambriz for assignment Thursday, clearing a 40-man roster spot for outfielder Eric Thames, who was claimed on waivers Thursday. Ambriz went 2-4 with a 5.70 ERA, 1.76 WHIP and 27:14 K:BB ratio in 36 1/3 innings over 43 appearances with the Astros. He also posted a 5.40 ERA in 16 2/3 innings with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

      Hector Ambriz sent down by Astros

      The Astros have optioned reliever Hector Ambriz to Triple-A Oklahoma City Monday, MLB.com reports. Ambriz, 29, had a 5.70 ERA over 36 1/3 innings this season in relief. He was 2-4 with 13 holds and three blown saves.

    • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

      Looking at the Astros' closer candidates

      The Astros have yet to name a closer to replace Jose Veras, who they traded to the Tigers Monday, and if I had to guess, I'd say they go with a committee to start out. Hector Ambriz and Josh Fields were both mentioned as candidates this spring, and you have to figure Wesley Wright will factor against lefties. But inevitably, every committee leads to one guy stepping up and claiming the role for himself, and the obvious candidate to do that here is Jose Cisnero. He's a hard-thrower with strikeout-per-inning stuff, and though his 3.48 ERA and 1.48 WHIP don't seem like anything special, both are skewed by a particularly ugly outing on May 11 in which he gave up eight hits and six earned runs in 2 2/3 innings. Remove it from the equation, and he has a 2.33 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the year. Still not impressed? Yeah, OK. Well, everyone left in the Astros bullpen has a high ERA and WHIP, which is probably the takeaway here. Though Cisnero is the reliever to target in deep leagues where saves are nowhere to be found on the waiver wire, you probably shouldn't bother with him outside of those leagues.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Who would be next up to close for Houston?

      Our Jon Heyman is reporting Astros closer Jose Veras is drawing considerable trade interest and appears likely to be dealt by the July 31 trade deadline. If that happens, then who closes for Houston? That's a great question given the state of the team's bullpen. Astros' relievers have combined for the worst bullpen ERA (5.04) in the majors. In fact, Veras has the lowest ERA (3.12) among Houston's relievers. In the event of a Veras' trade, the top internal candidates to take over as the team's closer are Jose Cisnero, Wesley Wright, Hector Ambriz and Josh Fields. If you asked me this question in late June, then Cisnero would have been the easy choice. He was a rising arm in Houston's bullpen and gaining the trust of the coaching staff. However, he has struggled lately. He's walked 12 batters in his last 11 2/3 innings and has a 9.95 ERA in his last seven outings. Fields could be a future MLB closer, but he has a 6.61 ERA. Wright could be more valuable as a lefty specialist and setup man. Also, Wright's name has come up in trade rumors, so he might be on the move as well. Ambriz is second on the team with two saves and has 13 holds, but also has a 5.66 ERA and 1.77 WHIP. If Houston manager Bo Porter loses Veras, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if he chose a closer-by-committe approach. But if I had to stash one player in Fantasy, then I'd think I'd make it Cisnero since he does have plenty of upside.

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