Ambiorix Burgos attended San Jose Villa High School in Nagua, Dominican Republic...His brother, Jhoan, pitches in the Royals' organization.2007Underwent ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction "Tommy John" surgery on his right elbow on August 28th...Mets Medical
Director Dr. David Altchek performed the procedure at the Hospital for Special Surgery...Missed June and July while trying to rehab from a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow...Made four
appearances with New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League in August before he was shut down...Began the season with the Mets before he was optioned to New Orleans on May 5th...Recalled for a second time on May 15th...
Optioned back to the Zephyrs on May 29th...Pitched 2.0 perfect innings to earn his first win with New York on May 17th vs. Chicago as the Mets rallied for five runs in the ninth
to win, 6-5...Righthanded batters hit .122 (5-41) against him...Hurled 5.1 scoreless innings from April 14th-April 20th...Tossed a season-high 2.0 innings eight times...Has 156 strikeouts in 160.0 career major league innings.2006Converted five of his first six save opportunities...Named Kansas City's Pitcher of the Month for April after leading the staff with a 2.61 ERA and holding opponents to a .171 batting
average...Gave up three runs in 11 games...Converted six straight save chances from June 9-June 27, with four of the saves (June 18 at Houston, June 21 vs. Pittsburgh, June 24 vs. Milwaukee and June 27 at Cincinnati) coming against National League opponents...Struck out at least one batter in 18 of his first 21 appearances...Had nine, multi-strikeout outings in that span...Picked up his first win, April 10 vs. Cleveland...Fashioned a 1.42 ERA (two earned runs/12.2 innings) in 11 games in July...Allowed eight hits, with six walks and nine strikeouts in
those games...Pitched a career-high 3.0 innings, Aug. 18 vs. Oakland...Made his first Major League start on Sept. 30 at Detroit...Pitched 2.2 innings and had a no-decision in a 9-6 Royals win.2005Went 3-5 with 2 saves and a 3.98 ERA in 59 appearances, allowing 28 earned
runs in 63.1 innings...Teamed with Leo Nunez (53.2) and Andrew Sisco (75.1) to become the 1st rookie
trio in M.L. history to toss at least 50.0 innings without making a start...Led all rookies (min. 50.0 IP) with 9.24 strikeouts per 9 innings...ranks 2nd on
the Royals all-time rookie charts behind Jim York (9.93 K/9 IP in 1971)...Allowed 4 home runs through his 1st 16 appearances, but just 2 home runs in
his ﬁnal 43 appearances of 2005...Opened the season with Wichita (AA)...called up after posting a 1-1 record with
1 save and a 4.50 ERA in 7 games for the Wranglers...struck out 17 batters in
8.0 innings...Recalled from Wichita on April 23 and made his big league debut vs. Chicago,
tossing a scoreless 9th inning...became the 11th-youngest Royal to make
his M.L. debut at 21 years, 4 days...he was the 5th-youngest pitcher behind
Bret Saberhagen (19), Mark Littell (20), Zack Greinke (20) and Tom Gordon
(20)...Suffered his 1st Major League loss and earned his 1st Major League save and
win in a span of 2 weeks...suffered his 1st loss on April 26 vs. Minnesota (1
ER, 0.2 IP) in KC's 2-1 loss...earned his 1st save at Cleveland on May 1 with a
scoreless 9th inning in a 6-5 win...earned his 1st win May 8 at Baltimore, tossing
2.2 hitless innings in KC's 10-8 victory...Walked in the winning run at Chicago in the 8th on May 5 for a 2-1 loss...Took the loss May 11 at Toronto, allowing 5 runs (4 ER) on 5 hits in just 0.1
inning...had not allowed a run in his previous 4 outings (5.0 IP) from April 28
to May 8...Suffered his 2nd-straight loss May 13 vs. Tampa Bay...allowed a 425-foot solo
home run to Alex Gonzalez in the 9th inning to break a 2-2 tie...Earned his 2nd career save on June 2 in a 5-2 win over the Yankees, completing
a Royals sweep...Recorded a 6-outing scoreless streak from June 9-19, where he allowed just 6
hits and 2 walks while striking out 9 over 7.0 innings...Placed on the 15-Day D.L. with a right rotator cuff muscle strain on June 21...
made 5 rehab appearances for Wichita, compiling a 5.79 ERA (4.2 IP, 3 ER)...
reinstated on July 14 after missing 19 games...Tossed scoreless outings in 7 straight
appearances from July 19-31 (6.1 IP, 3 H, 1 BB,
11 SO)...also recorded scoreless appearances
in 12 of 13 outings from July 19 to Aug. 11.
Tossed scoreless outings in 7 straight
appearances from July 19-31 (6.1 IP, 3 H, 1 BB,
11 SO)...also recorded scoreless appearances in 12 of 13 outings from July 19 to Aug. 11.2004Played the entire season at Burlington (A), compiling a 7-11 record and a 4.38
ERA in 27 games (26 starts)...Finished 2nd in the Midwest League with 172 strikeouts and 75 walks...the 172
strikeouts rank 6th on the Bees single-season list.