Indians right-hander Ambriz to have surgery

Indians right-hander Hector Ambriz will have Tommy John surgery

on Friday.

Ambriz has not pitched since Sept. 8, when he worked a

season-high 3 1-3 innings in a 16-inning loss to the Los Angeles

Angels in Anaheim. He will undergo reconstructive surgery on the

ulnar collateral ligament by Dr. Lewis Yocum in Anaheim.

Ambriz went 0-2 with a 5.59 ERA in 34 relief appearances. He

opened the season on the disabled list with a sore elbow and made

his major league debut April 30, pitching one scoreless inning

against the Minnesota Twins.

The Indians selected the 26-year-old from the Arizona

Diamondbacks in the 2009 Rule 5 Draft.