Today, the Orioles signed yet another pitcher – this time, a reliever.
They signed reliever Luis Ayala – a seven-year veteran – to a one-year deal.
From Roch’s Blog at MASN Sports: The club has reached agreement with right-hander Luis Ayala, and the deal will become official once his physical is completed and the results are known.
It's believed to be a major league deal, which would require a corresponding 40-man roster move.
Ayala, 34, was 2-2 with a 2.09 ERA in 52 appearances with the Yankees last season. He's 31-41 with a 3.47 ERA in seven seasons with six teams. He didn't pitch in the majors in 2010.
Signing Ayala, who made $650,000 last season, could signal an end to the Orioles' interest in reacquiring Koji Uehara. However, I'm not ruling out anything at this point.
The Sun is reporting that Ayala's deal is worth a guaranteed $925,000, including a $100,000 buyout. His 2013 club option pays $1 million.
From what I know having seen Ayala pitch in Washington a...