(8/28/2010) Police have charged former major league pitcher Ambiorix Burgos with kidnapping and attempted murder after his ex-wife said she was forced to eat rat poison. Judge Freddy Frias ordered Burgos on Saturday to remain in jail for three months while prosecutors prepare the case. The 26-year-old is suspected of kidnapping Dilenia Reynoso on Thursday from a prosecutor's home where she was hiding after allegedly receiving death threats from him.
Burgos gets nine months in jail
(4/14/2009) Prosecutors say former New York Mets pitcher Ambiorix Burgos has been sentenced to 9 months in jail for throwing his girlfriend against a wall and pummeling her in a hotel near Shea Stadium. The 24-year-old reliever was sentenced Tuesday. A jury convicted him last month of assault in the Sept. 8 attack.
Burgos convicted, faces up to year
(3/12/2009) Former Mets RP Ambiorix Burgos was convicted Thursday of throwing his girlfriend against a wall and punching her in a motel back in 2008. He faces up to a year in jail when he is sentenced April 3.
Mets non-tender troubled RP Burgos
(12/15/2008) The Mets decided not to offer 2009 contracts to right-hander Ambiorix Burgos and infielder Argenis Reyes. Both became free agents.
RP Burgos awaits his court date
(10/29/2008) Mets RP Ambiorix Burgos was released from jail Wednesday following a car crash that killed two women in the Dominican Republic. A judge ordered him to pay $57,000 and appear every two weeks before a magistrate until a court date is set. The 24-year-old reliever is prohibited from leaving the country without permission from an appeals court. He missed all of last season due to an injury.
Burgos turns himself in to police
(10/8/2008) Mets RP Ambiorix Burgos turned himself in Tuesday night, a week after police say he was involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed two women. Burgos is accused of abandoning the victims and fleeing, charges that can carry six months to two years in prison.
Mets await news on Burgos
(10/2/2008) GM Omar Minaya said the Mets are awaiting results of a police investigation of pitcher Ambiorix Burgos. Police in the Dominican Republic said Burgos was driving an SUV when it hit two women who later died of their injuries.
Burgos involved in hit-and-run
(10/1/2008) Mets RP Ambiorix Burgos was driving an SUV when it slammed into two women who later died of their injuries, police said. Local police still were searching for Burgos on Wednesday. "The investigation indicates that Burgos was the driver of the (vehicle) that hit the women," Taveras said in a statement, adding several witnesses identified Burgos as the driver. Although a relative of the right-hander, Edwin Silvestre Sanchez, told police investigators he was the driver at fault, Taveras indicated Sanchez likely will be considered an accomplice. "We are extremely disturbed by the reports regarding the player's potential involvement in the hit-and-run accident that unfortunately killed two women in the Dominican Republic," the Mets said in a statement. "We take this matter very seriously and have begun an internal investigation to ascertain the facts. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the families of the victims." Prosecutors said Burgos appeared in court on those charges but did not enter a plea. He's due in U.S. court again Oct. 23. He faces up to a year in jail if convicted of the more serious misdemeanor assault charge.
Burgos faces assault charges
(9/10/2008) Injured reliever Ambiorix Burgos of the Mets was arrested Tuesday on assault and harassment charges after being accused of throwing his girlfriend to the ground. The 24-year-old pitcher was arrested Tuesday morning and his injured girlfriend was treated at a hospital and released, police said. Burgos appeared in court Tuesday afternoon but didn't enter a plea and was released, prosecutors said. He's due in court again Oct. 23. Burgos faces up to a year in jail if convicted of the more serious misdemeanor assault charge. He hadn't returned a message left at the Beverly Hills, Calif., address he gave prosecutors. The Mets said they were "disturbed by the allegations." They said Burgos was in town for reasons unrelated to the team.
Burgos to continue rehab in Tenn.
(8/18/2008) The New York Daily News reports that Mets RP Ambiorix Burgos will continue his rehab in Kingsport, Tenn. Burgos is trying to recover from Tommy John surgery.
Burgos makes first rehab outing
(8/6/2008) Mets RP Ambiorix Burgos, recovering from elbow ligament replacement surgery, pitched two innings in his first rehab game for the Gulf Coast League Mets Tuesday. He struck out four and walked none, allowing two runs and three hits.
Mets' Burgos moved to the 60-day DL
(8/5/2008) The Mets moved relief pitcher Ambiorix Burgos (recovery from right elbow surgery) to the 60-day DL on Tuesday.
Burgos not quite ready for rehab stint
(8/3/2008) Mets reliever Ambiorix Burgos, recovering from Tommy John surgery last August, hoped to begin pitching in minor league games this weekend, but he didn't appear.
Burgos to start rehab assignment
(8/3/2008) RHP Ambiorix Burgos (Tommy John surgery in August 2007) was targeting a start of a rehab assignment Sunday.
Mets disable recovering RP Burgos
(3/23/2008) The Mets placed RP Ambiorix Burgos on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. He had Tommy John surgery late last year and will likely miss the season.
Thieves take Burgos' jewelry
(2/20/2008) The New York Post reports that Ambiorix Burgos had $270,000 in jewelry stolen from his hotel room Tuesday. He had left the jewelry in a shaving bag, according to Port St. Lucie police.
RP Burgos has elbow surgery
(8/29/2007) General manager Omar Minaya said Ambiorix Burgos, currently with Triple-A New Orleans, had elbow replacement surgery on Tuesday and is done for the season.
Burgos not expected back soon
(6/16/2007)The Sports Xchange reports that Mets RP Ambiorix Burgos, on the minor league disabled list with a sore elbow, isn't expected back anytime soon. The Mets are hoping Burgos can avoid surgery with therapy and rest.
RP Burgos to go on Triple-A DL
(6/13/2007) Manager Willie Randolph said RHP Ambiorix Burgos, optioned to Triple-A New Orleans two weeks ago, was going to be placed on the DL because of elbow problems.
RP Burgos has elbow ailment
(6/12/2007) RHP Ambiorix Burgos, optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on May 30, has come up with an elbow problem. "We're going to shut him down for a little while and give him some treatment," manager Willie Randolph said. "All I know is that he's not going to be pitching in the near future, but there's no diagnosis I can give you yet."
Burgos heads back to Triple-A
(5/30/2007) Guillermo Mota received plenty of support from his teammates when he joined the New York Mets on Wednesday after serving a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Mota got a pat on the back from Tom Glavine before the Mets faced the San Francisco Giants. Fellow reliever Billy Wagner stood nearby as Mota answered questions about the suspension. The right-hander said it was difficult watching the team while he was out. "I was sitting and watching and thinking I don't want to do it again," Mota said. "It's something you just learn from." The Mets optioned right-hander Ambiorix Burgos to Triple-A New Orleans to make room for Mota.
Mets send Burgos to Triple-A
(5/30/2007) RHP Guillermo Mota was activated Wednesday after serving a 50-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy. Mota hasn't pitched well in the minors, posting a 7.04 ERA in 7 2/3 innings. RHP Ambiorix Burgos was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans to make room on the roster.
Burgos summoned from Triple-A
(5/15/2007) After Monday's game against the Cubs, the Mets recalled reliever Ambiorix Burgos from Triple-A New Orleans and optioned RHP Lino Urdaneta to the Zephyrs.
Burgos optioned to Triple-A
(5/5/2007) The New York Mets promoted Jorge Sosa from Triple-A to start Saturday night's game against Arizona and sent down reliever Ambiorix Burgos.
1B Howard takes Burgos deep
(4/9/2007) Ryan Howard, the NL MVP last year, hit his first home run of the season off Ambiorix Burgos to give the Phillies a 5-3 lead in the sixth Monday.
(3/30/2007) The Mets outrighted Jon Adkins to Triple-A on Friday after he cleared waivers. The team's final two roster spots went to 21-year-old outfielder Lastings Milledge and reliever Ambiorix Burgos. "(Milledge) was going to be on our team," Mets manager Willie Randolph said. "He fit in much better."
Mets set throwing schedule
(2/27/2007) LHP Tom Glavine, the projected opening day starter, will start Thursday against the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, who will send ace Chris Carpenter to the mound. Sosa, Pedro Feliciano and Ambiorix Burgos will follow Glavine.
Burgos impresses Mets manager
(2/22/2007) Mets manager Willie Randolph was impressed with 22-year-old reliever Ambiorix Burgos and his 100 mph fastball. Burgos was acquired from the Kansas City Royals in December for starter Brian Bannister. "Burgos just looks like he has electric stuff," Randolph said. "He shattered a couple of bats and not too many guys were swinging in there against him."
Mets add Burgos to bullpen
(12/6/2006) The Mets closed the deal with the Royals, sending pitcher Brian Bannister to Kansas City for reliever Ambiorix Burgos.
Bannister for Burgos nearly done
(12/5/2006) Not a single swap had been made through Tuesday evening, though the Mets were close to sending pitcher Brian Bannister to Kansas City for reliever Ambiorix Burgos, a person familiar with the deal said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the trade hadn't been finalized. The deal was contingent on both teams being satisfied with medical data.
Burgos blows AL-leading 11th save
(8/12/2006) Ambiorix Burgos (2-5) now leads the AL with 11 blown saves after another implosion Friday. Royals manager Buddy Bell said he will remain patient with the 22-year-old Burgos. "It's a learning process for him," Bell said. "He needs to understand what is a good pitch for him and what is not."
Burgos earns his 18th save
(8/11/2006) Ambiorix Burgos got his 18th save in 28 chances on Thursday against the Red Sox.
Burgos earns his 17th save
(8/9/2006) Ambiorix Burgos allowed two walks in a scoreless ninth inning on Tuesday against the Red Sox, as he converted his 17th save in 27 chances.
Burgos not fooling anyone
(8/6/2006) Closer RHP Ambiorix Burgos has given up 12 home runs in his 53 hits allowed this season. He leads the majors with 10 blown saves.
Burgos blows his 10th save
(8/5/2006) Ambiorix Burgos could not hold a lead in Friday's game against the Twins, giving up home runs to Joe Mauer, who leads the majors with a .365 average, and Michael Cuddyer, the first two batters he faced.
Burgos nails down 16th save
(7/30/2006) Ambiorix Burgos worked a scoreless ninth inning in Saturday's game at Texas, allowing just a hit while striking out one, as he picked up his 16th save of the season.
Burgos nails down 15th save
(7/26/2006) Ambiorix Burgos worked a scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday's game against the Orioles, allowing one hit while striking out one batter, as he picked up his 15th save of the season.
Burgos may return to closer role
(7/24/2006) Mike MacDougal reportedly has been dealt to the White Sox for two minor league pitchers. Ambiorix Burgos will likely take over as the closer for the Royals.
Ambiorix Burgos moved to new role
(7/14/2006) Mike MacDougal, who tore his teres major muscle in his right shoulder on March 15, was activated from the disabled list on Thursday. MacDougal, who logged 21 saves in 25 opportunities last season, will return as the closer and replace Ambiorix Burgos.
Burgos' time as closer limited
(7/12/2006) The Royals said Mike MacDougal will be brought off the DL and his rehabassignment to return for the July 13-16 series at Detroit. Reliever Joe Nelson was optioned back to Triple-A. The Royals told MLB.com they expect MacDougal to resume his closer duties, but it probably wouldn't be right away. Ambiorix Burgos will remain the closer for the time being.
Ambiorix Burgos gets save
(7/5/2006) Ambiorix Burgos pitched the ninth to earn his 14th save in 22 opportunities on Wednesday against the Twins.
Burgos hangs on for 13th save
(6/28/2006) Ambiorix Burgos allowed a ninth inning solo home run to Scott Hatteberg on Tuesday at Cincinnati, but he beared down and hung on for his 13th save of the season.
Burgos earns his 12th save
(6/25/2006) Ambiorix Burgos worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings in Saturday's game against the Brewers, allowing a hit while recording two strikeouts.
Ambiorix Burgos gets save
(6/21/2006) Ambiorix Burgos pitched the ninth for his 11th save in 17 opportunities on Wednesday vs. the Pirates.
Ambiorix Burgos earns 10th save
(6/18/2006) Ambiorix Burgos shut out the Astros in the ninth to earn his 10th save on Sunday.
Burgos nails down ninth save
(6/15/2006) Ambiorix Burgos worked a scoreless ninth inning, allowing a hit and a walk, in Wednesday's game at L.A. Angels to earn his ninth save of the season.
Burgos now 8-for-14 in save ops
(6/10/2006) RHP Elmer Dessens was unavailable to pitch Friday after taking a hard grounder off his foot on a Gary Matthews' single in the ninth inning Thursday. Ambiorix Burgos worked the ninth to pick his eighth save in 14 opportunities, striking out pinch hitter Greg Norton to end the game with runners on first and third.
Ambiorix Burgos earns save No. 7
(5/31/2006) Elmer Dessens allowed no runs on one hit in one inning of work in Tuesday's 8-7 win over the Oakland Athletics.
Burgos back in closer's role
(5/30/2006) Ambiorix Burgos gave up a homer to Nick Swisher on Monday night but recorded three outs for his sixth save.
Ambriox Burgos blows fifth save
(5/25/2006) Ambriox Burgos allowed two runs off three hits in 2/3 of an inning Thursday while blowing his fifth save of the season.
(9:57 pm ET) Ambiorix Burgos, taken out of the closer's role after three straight blown saves, pitched two scoreless innings on Thursday.
Burgos out as K.C.'s closer
(1:49 am ET) Manager Buddy Bell said he will use Elmer Dessens as the closer, moving Ambiorix Burgos to middle relief. Since Dessens had pitched Tuesday night, Bell said Mike Wood would have been the closer Wednesday night at Cleveland if needed. "This is a little bit of bullpen by committee for now," said Bell, adding that he would prefer to have one reliable closer. "Burgie's got a great arm and he's going to make a good closer one day, but for now, we'll give him a little breather."
Burgos blows another save
(5/16/2006) Ambiorix Burgos allowed two earned runs, including a solo home run to Grady Sizemore, in the bottom of the ninth inning at Cleveland on Tuesday to blow another save and take the loss. He retired just one batter, via a strikeout, and also walked a batter who came around to score.
Burgos terrible in blown save
(5/14/2006) Trailing 7-4, the Orioles rallied against Kansas City closer Ambiorix Burgos (1-1), who began the inning by walking the bases loaded on Sunday. Burgos blew the save with a final line of four runs on two hits and three walks in 2/3 of an inning. He did manage one K.
Burgos earns win No. 1
(5/10/2006) Closer Ambiorix Burgos (1-0) balked home the tying run in the eighth but got the victory after the Kansas City Royals rallied past the Cleveland Indians 10-8 Wednesday for a three-game sweep.
Burgos nails down fifth save
(5/9/2006) Ambiorix Burgos allowed an earned run on a solo shot by Cleveland's Grady Sizemore in the ninth inning on Monday, but he held on for his fifth save of the season.
Ambiorix Burgos wins K.C. honor
(5/3/2006) Ambiorix Burgos was named the Kansas City Royals pitcher of the month for April with a 2.61 ERA and two saves in 11 relief appearances.
Burgos earns his second save
(4/27/2006) Ambiorix Burgos worked a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's game against Minnesota, allowing one hit while striking out one to earn his second save.
Ambiorix Burgos does some work
(4/25/2006) Ambiorix Burgos has logged scoreless outings in six of his eight appearances. He has allowed just four hits in seven innings, but has walked four.
Burgos to remain closer for now
(4/22/2006) The Kansas City Royals placed outfielder David DeJesus on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a strained left hamstring. He first hurt his hamstring while running out a double on April 7 against the Chicago Whtie Sox and missed six games. He returned for four games, but aggravated the injury in his first at-bat on Tuesday. The Royals purchased the contract of 31-year-old right-handed pitcher Joe Nelson from Triple-A Omaha to take DeJesus' roster spot. To make room for Nelson on the big league roster, the Royals transferred closer Mike MacDougal from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day.
Yankees' Jeter blasts Ambiorix Burgos
(4/11/2006) Ambiorix Burgos allowed a three-run home run to Derek Jeter in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 9-7 loss to the New York Yankees. Burgos was responsible for one of the runs and struck out two in 2/3 innings of work.
Burgos gets some work in
(4/4/2006) Ambiorix Burgos worked a perfect ninth inning in Monday's Opening Day loss to Detroit. He picked up a strikeout in a 1-2-3 frame.
Ambiorix Burgos rounds into form
(3/24/2006) Ambiorix Burgos worked two scoreless innings Thursday against the San Diego Padres and has allowed just one run and two hits over his past six outings, covering seven innings.
K.C. confident in Ambiorix Burgos
(3/22/2006) MLB.com reports the Kansas City Royals are confident in skills of Ambiorix Burgos as a closer. "He has a little experience as a closer, plus there's no doubt about his stuff," catcher John Buck said. "It's all about the mental challenge, and we've got the support here to help him through that."
Burgos still learning how to pitch
(3/20/2006) Ambiorix Burgos is slated to fill in as the Kansas City Royals' closer while Mike MacDougal starts the season on the disabled list. The 21-year-old Burgos, who has two major league saves, is still getting used to the job. After entering a tie game in the seventh inning, Burgos gave up a leadoff triple to Brian Anderson and threw a wild pitch that allowed the go-ahead run to score in a 6-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Monday. "I like his stuff, but he's still learning how to pitch," Royals manager Buddy Bell said.
Burgos to start off season as CL
(3/19/2006) Kansas City Royals closer Mike MacDougal has a strain in his upper right arm and is expected to be sidelined for about a month.MacDougal, who was a 2003 All-Star selection, led the team with 21 saves in 25 opportunities last season. "He has injured a major muscle that comes off the back under the shoulder blade and attaches to the upper arm bone," Royals trainer Nick Swartz said Sunday. "He injured it where the tendon is attached to the upper arm bone is. "Right now I'm looking at a minimum of four weeks, at the two-week mark we'll repeat his MRI and make another assessment." Swartz said MacDougal "felt it on one particular pitch" in his previous outing, which was on Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners. MacDougal struck out two in a perfect inning against the Mariners.
Royals sign Burgos
(3/13/2006) Kansas city signed Ambiorix Burgos to a one-year contract Sunday.
Ambiorix Burgos has sore forearm
(3/9/2006) MLB.com reports Ambiorix Burgos was held back from throwing Wednesday because of a sore right forearm. "It affects his split and his slider," Royals manager Buddy Bell said. "It's more precautionary than anything."
Ambiorix Burgos goes No. 296
(2/21/2006) Ambiorix Burgos was the 296th overall selection (Round 25) in the 2006 CBS SportsLine.com AL Experts League.
Burgos activated from 15-day DL
(7/14/2005) The Royals activated Ambiorix Burgos (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list on Thursday.
Burgos to be back after break
(7/10/2005) RHP Ambiorix Burgos would be activated off the DL after the All-Star break. He has been out with a muscle strain in the right shoulder.
Burgos thumped in rehab game
(7/4/2005) Ambiorix Burgos (shoulder) allowed one run and three hits in only one-third of an inning in his first rehab game for Double-A Wichita. "He was a little flat in the zone, which is expected because of his layoff," manager Buddy Bell told the Kansas City Star. "But he had no problems in terms of his health."
Royals shelve young RP Burgos
(6/20/2005) The Kansas City Royals placed RHP Ambiorix Burgos on the 15-day DL and recalled LHP Jimmy Gobble from Triple-A Omaha.
Burgos leaves Sunday's game
(6/19/2005) Ambiorix Burgos faced one batter in Sunday's game against the Astros before being removed due to tightness in his right shoulder.
Burgos gets his first win
(5/9/2005) Ambiorix Burgos tossed 2 2/3 innings with four strikeouts in Sunday's game at Baltimore to pick up his first major league win.
(5/1/2005) Ambiorix Burgos pitched a perfect ninth for his first major-league save. His ERA on the young season is 2.45. He didn't seem to think it was any big deal. "It is not difficult to be a closer," the 21-year-old Dominican told reporters as catcher Alberto Castillo interpreted. "If you can close in the Dominican Republic, you can close anywhere. They have 20,000 fans screaming at you all the time."
Burgos getting rushed by Royals
(4/27/2005) When he pitched Saturday, Ambiorix Burgos, at 21 years, 4 months, became the 11th-youngest Royal to make his major-league debut. Manager Tony Pena told the Kansas City Star that he intends on using Ambiorix Burgos in the closer role over Mike MacDougal in save chances until Jeremy Affeldt (groin) is healthy enough to return.
Burgos moved to closer role
(4/25/2005) Manager Tony Pena told the Kansas City Star that he intends on using Ambiorix Burgos in the closer role over Mike MacDougal in save chances until Jeremy Affeldt (groin) is healthy enough to return.
K.C. calls up Burgos
(4/24/2005) The Royals recalled Ambiorix Burgos from Double-A Wichita Saturday. He went on to pitch one inning against the White Sox. He allowed one hit and struck out one batter.
Burgos among Royals sent out
(3/27/2005) Ambiorix Burgos was reassigned to minor-league camp by the Royals on Saturday.