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Orioles Rumors: Luis Ayala close to signing?

Luis Ayala was granted his release yesterday by the Washington Nationals after it became evident that he may not make the team.  He wasn't on the free agent market for long before his phone started ringing.  Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports tweets: Source: RHP Luis Ayala, released today by #Nationals, has offers from #Orioles and another club. Decision likely tomorrow.— Ken Rosenthal...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Nationals could have fielded a team of former Montreal Expos yesterday

This morning, 10 former Montreal #Expos players were at Space Coast Stadium. Beaux memoires de nos amours! pic.twitter.com/7XNpvWSFj4 — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) March 5, 2014   Lots of former Expos at Space Coast Stadium yesterday morning: From left to right: Brad Wilkerson, Jamey Carroll, Jose Vidro, Jose Guillen, Nick Johnson, Ryan Church, Vinny Castilla...
Via Nationals Enquirer
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals sign reliever Luis Ayala

The Washington Nationals added to their middle relief depth this week by adding original National Luis Ayala to the 40 man roster. Ayala entered the major leagues as a Montreal Expo in 2003, and has played for the Expos, Nats, New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, and Atlanta Braves over his lengthy career. Ayala was signed to a minor...
Via isportsweb.com
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Nationals Sign Luis Ayala to Minor League Deal

The Washington Nationals have signed veteran reliever Luis Ayala to a minor league deal, reports Andrew Rickli of SportsReelBoston. The 36 year old Ayala spent most of last season with the Atlanta Braves after being traded from the Baltimore Orioles in the first two weeks of the season. He pitched to a 3.27 ERA in 33 innings, with strikeout and walk rates of 15.4 percent and...
Via Baseball News Source
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Minor Roster Moves (2/7)

The Washington Nationals made two roster moves over the last twenty-four hours. First, the Nationals have signed veteran catcher Koyie Hill to a minor league deal with a spring training invitations.  Hill will join another veteran, Chris Snyder, and younger backups Sandy Leon and Jhonatan Solano in a four man fight to back up starter Wilson Ramos.   The position backing up Ramos...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

New Military Alt Jersey for 2014

I should really be posting about MattE's official MLB retirement or Freddie's monster deal instead of what's coming. While I'm happy for MattE and will miss watching him hustle. hard. every day, and I'm super happy Freddie's going to be a Brave for the next 8 years (and I think he's worth every penny), I don't have much to say on either matter. I think I put all my related thoughts...
Via Love My Bravos
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians join the list of teams interested in Luis Ayala

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Cleveland Indians are among several teams to be interested in free agent reliever Luis Ayala. https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/426370937978486784 Ayala collected a 2.90 ERA for the Braves last season, and has posted a 2.58 ERA across 157 appearances over the last three years. Per Heyman, the Tribe joins the Detroit Tigers and Seattle...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians sign David Aardsma to a minor league deal

The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed free agent right-handed pitcher David Aardsma to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp. Aardsma, 32, spent most of the 2013 season in the New York Mets bullpen, going 2-2 with a 4.31 ERA in 43 relief appearances (39.2IP, 39H, 19ER, 19BB, 36K).  The Denver native stranded...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Multiple teams still interested in Luis Ayala

Relief pitcher Luis Ayala is still drawling interest from multiple teams according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Heyman lists the Tigers, Indians and Mariners as teams still expressing interest in the 36-year-old Ayala. indians, tigers, mariners among teams looking at luis ayala, who had 2.90 era for braves in '13 — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 23, 2014 Last season Ayala...
Via Tireball.com
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB News and Notes: Ayala drawing interest from Indians

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI. With no major signings or trades occurring on Friday, there are no "Top Stories." Instead, I will give a rundown of all of the day's news and notes. Here...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
January 04, 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
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