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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 Aya...
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The New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates continue to engage in trade talks surrounding Yankees righthander A.J. Burnett.
A source told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that discussions between the team were ongoing Friday night.
ESPN has reported that the Yankees were seeking Garrett Jones in exchange for Burnett, but the newspaper report said Jones was not part of the deal.
Robinson Cano could have used some help from a trivia version of Mariano Rivera Thursday night. The Yankees second baseman jumped out to a big lead on movie star Denzel Washington but couldn't hold it.
First of all, yes, I’ll admit it: I’m eating my words right now. After writing my aggressively-headlined “Good Luck Shopping A.J. Burnett, Yanks” piece on Wednesday, it turns out the Yankees have found at least one potential suitor for Burnett in the Pirates. The two sides are still haggling over how much money the Yankees should eat, but considering the Yankees’ incentive...
The Pirates and the New York Yankees continued to discuss a trade Friday that would send Yankees starter A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh, according to an industry source.
The Orioles have signed veteran reliever Luis Ayala to a one-year deal with an option, sources confirmed to MLB.com on Friday.
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On part two of the Open Mike program from February 10, 2012, Michael Cohen and Karen Vankat talk about the potential moves that could be made by the New York Yankees in the coming weeks. Will the Bombers trade A.J. Burnett to the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder Garrett Jones? What does it mean for the Yankees rotation?
Mike and Karen also go back over the Super Bowl, and what the...
To make room for Luis Ayala on the Orioles' 40-man roster, the club designated outfielder Matt Angle for assignment.