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Baltimore Orioles, Luis Ayala Agree to Deal

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)
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)
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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.