Ambriz Activated, Smith Optioned To Columbus
April 30, 2010
Ambriz, 25, who was selected from the Arizona Diamondbacks with the 5th selection in the Major League Phase of the 2009 Rule V draft, was placed on the Major League disabled list on March 31 (retro to March 27th) after suffering from right elbow tendonitis in spring training. He made 7 appearances on a rehab assignment with AAA Columbus that began on April 10, going 0-0 w/a 1.13 ERA (8.0IP, 9H, 1R/ER, 1BB, 15K, 16.9SO/9.0IP) as he did not allow a run in his first 6 appearances at Columbus (6.0IP). Hector went 2.0 innings (2H, 1R/ER, 4K) during his last appearance on April 27 vs. Charlotte. The 6’2, 235-pound right hander was originally selected in the 5th round of the 2006 draft out of UCLA by the Diamondbacks. He will be making his Major League debut wearing #57.
Smith made 9 appearances with the Indians to date in 2010, going 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA (7.0IP, 7H, 6R/ER, 6BB, 5K, 2HR, .269 avg).