Skip to content

Padres ink Hector Ambriz to minor league contract

Mar 18, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

hector ambriz getty Getty Images

According to MLB.com’s Corey Brock, the Padres have signed right-hander Hector Ambriz to a minor league contract. He is already ticketed for Triple-A El Paso — the Padres’ new Pacific Coast League affiliate — and will operate there as organizational relief depth.

Ambriz posted a rough 5.71 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in 36 1/3 innings last season out of the Astros’ bullpen. He owns a 5.37 career ERA, a 1.67 career WHIP, and a 7.4 K/9 in 104 total innings at the major league level.

The 29-year-old was a fifth-round pick of the Diamondbacks in the 2006 MLB Amateur Draft.

Featured video

Papelbon destined to be traded?
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. G. Stanton (3518)
  2. B. Belt (2291)
  3. A. Rizzo (2245)
  4. C. Young (2046)
  5. J. Hamilton (2041)
  1. R. Castillo (1995)
  2. B. Gardner (1988)
  3. H. Ryu (1887)
  4. A. Pujols (1760)
  5. C. Kershaw (1753)