- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 235 lb.
- Debut April 23, 2005
- Final Game May 26, 2007
- Born April 19, 1984 in Nagua, Maria Trinidad Sanchez, D.R.
Ambiorix Burgos played three seasons in the majors.
Signed by the Kansas City Royals as a 16-year-old in November 2000, Burgos made his pro debut the next summer for the DSL Royals. After going 7-11 for the Burlington Bees in 2004, he reached the majors in 2005, going 3-5 with a 3.98 ERA and 2 saves in 59 relief outings for K.C. He was the Royals closer the following year, notching 18 saves but posting a 5.52 ERA. After the season, he was dealt to the New York Mets for Brian Bannister.
Burgos split 2007 between the Mets and the minors, going 1-0 with a 3.42 ERA at the big league level. However, he struggled with arm injuries and underwent Tommy John surgery late in the season. He made 8 minor league appearances in 2008. After the season, he was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend, and a month later, he was indicted in the Dominican Republic following a hit-and-run accident that killed two women. He was ultimately sentenced to nine months in jail for the assault, but the hit-and-run charges were dropped.