Hector Ambriz RP SD 2 Months

Padres sent RHP Hector Ambriz outright to Triple-A El Paso.

Ambriz was designated for assignment by the Padres on Thursday and passed through waivers unclaimed. The right-hander appeared in only one game for San Diego.

Hector Ambriz RP SD 3 Months

Padres designated RHP Hector Ambriz for assignment.

Ambriz appeared in only one game with the Padres during his brief time with the big club. He's being replaced in the bullpen by Kevin Quackenbush.

Hector Ambriz RP SD 3 Months

Padres purchased the contract of RHP Hector Ambriz from Triple-A El Paso.

Ambriz earned the promotion after posting a 1.62 ERA with 13 strikeouts over 16 2/3 frames for El Paso. He'll work in middle relief.

Hector Ambriz RP SD 4 Months

Padres signed RHP Hector Ambriz to a minor league contract.

Ambriz has posted a 5.37 ERA over 95 career appearances, with 43 of those games coming last year with the Astros. He'll provide minor league depth.

Hector Ambriz RP SD 10 Months

Hector Ambriz has elected free agency.

Ambriz posted a 5.70 ERA across 43 games for the Astros this season. He's got a decent arm, though, so someone will take a shot on him.

Hector Ambriz RP SD 11 Months

Astros designated RHP Hector Ambriz for assignment.

The move was made to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Eric Thames. Ambriz began the season as the Astros' setup man but has posted a 5.70 ERA and 27/14 K/BB ratio over 36 1/3 innings this season. He should pass through waivers.

Hector Ambriz RP SD 12 Months

Astros optioned RHP Hector Ambriz to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Ambriz, 29, has a 5.70 ERA and 27/14 K/BB ratio over 36 1/3 innings this season. He should get another crack in the Astros' bullpen later this summer.

Hector Ambriz RP SD 12 Months

Hector Ambriz retired two of the three batters he faced Wednesday in his return to the majors.

Ambriz was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday evening. The 29-year-old righty has a 5.55 ERA and 1.77 WHIP in 35 2/3 innings this season with Houston.

Hector Ambriz RP SD Jul 18 '13

Hector Ambriz will join the Astros on Friday.

Houston optioned left-hander Brett Oberholtzer to clear a 25-man roster spot. Ambriz, 29, has posted a rough 5.40 ERA and 1.74 WHIP across 33 1/3 innings this year in the major leagues. He'll pitch in middle relief.

Hector Ambriz RP SD Jul 02 '13

Astros optioned RHP Hector Ambriz to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Ambriz has posted an ugly 5.40 ERA and 1.71 WHIP in 33 1/3 innings this season. He'll be back eventually.