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Nationals, Ayala agree on minor league deal

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with right-hander Luis Ayala on a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. The deal was confirmed by the team on Friday. The 36-year-old Ayala was 1-1 with a 2.90 ERA and two blown saves in 37 games with Atlanta in 2013 after beginning the season with Baltimore. He began his major league career with the Montreal Expos...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Notes: Luis Ayala searching for a Major League deal

Despite delivering a third consecutive season as a valuable member of a big league bullpen, right-handed reliever Luis Ayala has found minimal interest in an over-saturated relief market as free agent. In search of a guaranteed contract, the 35-year old has only been the beneficiary of offers of the minor league variety according to Andrew Rickli of Sports Reel Boston.Luis Ayala...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Luis Ayala catches Justin Upton HR in hat

Relief pitchers are always supposed to be paying attention to the action on the field, although that can be difficult at times when you’re 4o0 feet away from the plate and might have the worst angle in the ballpark.  Atlanta Braves RH reliever Luis Ayala had his head, and hat “in the game” on Wednesday as he snagged Justin Upton’s go-ahead home run in his cap.  Watch as...
Via Reading Between The Seams
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves Recall Luis Ayala From Triple-A Gwinnett

The Atlanta Braves have recalled reliever Luis Ayala to the big club to replace Corey Gearrin, who they optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett last night. Ayala hasn’t pitched in the majors since April when he was placed on the disabled list with an anxiety disorder.  Ayala’s condition was related to high blood pressure. Ayala has been rehabbing at Triple-A Gwinnett where he gave up...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves' Luis Ayala to DL with anxiety disorder

Now that numerous players have come out and confronted their anxiety disorders publicly, there is no longer a stigma surrounding a player heading to the DL with such a diagnosis - at least not publicly.  So, it would normally not be surprising for a team like the Atlanta Braves to place a player like Luis Ayala on the 15-day DL with anxiety issues.  However, Ayala has never had...
Via MLB Injury News
May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves place reliever Ayala on 15-day DL

ATLANTA -- The Braves have placed reliever Luis Ayala on the 15-day disabled list as he deals with an anxiety disorder, the team announced Tuesday evening. Ayala, who the organization traded for earlier this month in a deal with the Orioles, has no history of anxiety issues, but general manager Frank Wren said its a reaction to the news that the 35-year-old was recently diagnosed...
Via Fox Sports South
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves pick up reliever Luis Ayala from O’s

On Wednesday the Braves acquired right handed reliever Luis Ayala from the Orioles. Ayala will join the Braves bullpen which is missing set-up man Jonny Venters. Ayala is making $1 million this season. The Orioles received 24-year-old minor leaguer Chris Jones in the deal. Jones will be assigned to Double-A Bowie. Last year he had a 3.90 ERA in 60 innings of relief while at the Double...
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves trade for veteran reliever Ayala

ATLANTA -- If the offseason taught MLB executives anything, it is that the Atlanta Braves' front office is not being shy about making moves to potentially improve the big league club this season. Now, add veteran Luis Ayala to the mix. In a two-team trade with the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, the Braves acquired the right-handed reliever for minor league pitcher Chris Jones...
Via Fox Sports South
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

O’s pick up Ayala’s option, decline Reynolds’s

Yesterday, the Orioles made one contract move, as they exercised their $1 million option for right handed reliever Luis Ayala. Ayala – his inherited runner track record aside – was damn impressive out of the bullpen, pitching to a 2.64 ERA in 66 appearances. However, it was the option that the club declined that has Birdland all atwitter today. In a move that was widely expected...
Via B-More Birds Nest
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Luis Ayala set to join Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles continued their efforts to reinforce their bullpen Friday, closing in on a one-year contract with free-agent right-hander Luis Ayala, according to a major-league source. The deal also might include a club option, the source said. Ayala, 34, rebounded with the New York Yankees last season, going 2-2 with a 2.09 ERA in 52 appearances. Both the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via Fox Sports
February 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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