Padres Sign Hector Ambriz

The Padres have signed reliever Hector Ambriz to a minor league deal, reports Corey Brock of (Twitter links). Ambriz was one of just a few righties still left on the open market.

The UCLA product will turn 30 early in the 2014 season. He threw 36 1/3 innings last year for the Astros, registering a 5.70 ERA on 6.7 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9. Among advanced metrics, FIP (5.66) and xFIP (4.42) were not big fans of his work, though SIERA (4.04) saw him as a serviceable arm. Ambriz has a career 5.37 mark over 104 innings in parts of three seasons.

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6 Comments on "Padres Sign Hector Ambriz"

Ryan Stall
1 year 6 months ago

This is it guys. This is the move that will get us into the playoffs

1 year 6 months ago

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1 year 6 months ago

As an Astros’ fan, good luck. Ambriz was horrendous (just like the rest of our team last season).

1 year 6 months ago

Knowing the padres luck he will throw a couple times and wind up on the tommy John list.

Barry Bonds Fan
1 year 6 months ago

This guy throws hard and has great work ethic. His hometown is near by and I hope he can call SD home for a while!!!

1 year 6 months ago

Nice signing. We really needed someone to push Tony Sipp in AAA.