MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 20: Luis Ayala #38 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins in the second inning on August 20, 2011 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
The Baltimore Orioles have signed right handed pitcher Luis Ayala to a major league deal, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN. Because it's likely to be a major league deal, Kubatko suggests a 40-man move should follow. Ken Rosenthal notes an option year might be a part of the deal.
Ayala, 34, has 7 seasons under his belt and has a career 3.47 ERA, 5.9 K/9, and 2.3 BB/9. He appeared in 52 games for the Yankees last season and did well with just a 2.09 ERA. Ayala has earned almost one and a half wins above replacement for his career.
Twitter / @masnRoch: #orioles reach agreement w ...
"orioles reach agreement with RHP Luis Ayala. Results of physical pending. 2-2 with 2.09 ERA in 52 appearances with the Yankees last season."
Twitter / @masnRoch: Expected to be major leagu ...
"Expected to be major league deal, which means another 40-man move upcoming #orioles"
Twitter / @Ken_Rosenthal: #Orioles indeed close on o ...
Orioles indeed close on one-year deal with Luis Ayala, as reported by @masnRoch. May be also be option year; still under discussion. #MLB
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