Ambiorix, 22, went 4-5 with a 5.52 ERA in 68 appearances last year for KC. He throws gas. GM Omar Minaya said his reports are the high 90s.
“He’s a power arm and it is hard for me to give up on a power arm,’’ Minaya said.
Bannister became expendable with the development of John Maine and Oliver Perez, and with the expected acquisition of another starting pitcher.