Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/21/14
The Baltimore Orioles have contacted teams to let them know veteran right-hander Luis Ayala is available in trade, according to Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun. Connolly says it’s unclear what the O’s are seeking in exchange for Ayala, but they have several big league pitchers in camp and are looking to make room on their roster for Rule 5 Draft selection T.J. McFarland. As things currently stand, Baltimore’s bullpen is set with right-handers Ayala, Jim Johnson, Darren O’Day, Pedro Strop and Tommy Hunter and lefties Troy Patton and Brian Matusz – assuming Matusz isn’t the team’s No. 5 starter. The O’s could trade others – including Hunter – but they are said to be more interested in moving Ayala. Baltimore is one of the few teams with a surplus of major league arms. They don’t necessarily need players that would have to be placed on the 40-man roster in exchange for Ayala, and they’ve reportedly been seeking catching depth behind Matt Wieters and Taylor Teagarden. Ayala has proven a productive reliever in the American League East, posting an ERA of 2.40 over the past two seasons as a member of the New York Yankees and O’s. He’s set to make an affordable $1 million in 2013. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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