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Luis Ayala

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  • Orioles may have trouble finding room in bullpen for Troy Patton

    Orioles may have trouble finding room in bullpen for Troy Patton
    Left-hander Troy Patton, who is currently serving a 25-game suspension for testing positive for an amphetamine, is eligible to come off the restricted list on April 30, and the Orioles might have a tough time finding a spot for him when he is able to...
  • Clayton Kershaw strikes out 12 as Dodgers defeat Braves, 6-1

    Clayton Kershaw strikes out 12 as Dodgers defeat Braves, 6-1
    The Dodgers looked like that team from midsummer that stormed to the top of the division, while Clayton Kershaw looked a lot like the pitcher they’ve seen all season. It all proved too much for the Atlanta Braves, who saw the Dodgers jump out to a...
  • Orioles make Cruz signing official, set Tuesday morning press conference

    Orioles make Cruz signing official, set Tuesday morning press conference
    SARASOTA, Fla. – The Orioles made their one-year deal, $8 million deal with free-agent slugger Nelson Cruz official on Monday evening. The club will introduce the 33-year-old Cruz during a Tuesday morning news conference at the Ed Smith Stadium...
  • Orioles release left-hander Chris Jones; lineups for Grapefruit League opener vs. Rays

    Orioles release left-hander Chris Jones; lineups for Grapefruit League opener vs. Rays
    SARASOTA, Fla. – The Orioles have released left-handed reliever Chris Jones, who was designated for assignment on Monday to make roster space for Nelson Cruz. Jones, who was acquired from the Atlanta Braves in April in exchange for Luis Ayala, was...
  • As Orioles build left-handed relief depth, how will it affect major league bullpen?

    As Orioles build left-handed relief depth, how will it affect major league bullpen?
    The Orioles’ signing of pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz on Monday was the latest addition to the club’s growing group of left-handed relievers who could compete for bullpen spots in 2014. Last season, the Orioles carried three lefty relievers --...
  • Orioles decline Alexi Casilla's option for 2014, make other procedural moves

    Orioles decline Alexi Casilla's option for 2014, make other procedural moves
    The Orioles made several roster management moves Monday, including officially declining the $3 million option for 2014 in infielder Alexi Casilla's contract, buying it out for $200,000. The 29-year-old infielder, who batted .214 in 62 games for the...
  • Orioles notes and observations (free-agent free-for-all, qualifying offers, Chris Jones, Chris Davis)

    Orioles notes and observations (free-agent free-for-all, qualifying offers, Chris Jones, Chris Davis)
    Today marks the first day that Major League Baseball’s free agents can sign with any club. In the previous period between today and the end of the World Series, players could only sign with their most recent clubs. Orioles executive vice president...
  • Miguel Gonzalez's start moved from Wednesday to Friday

    Miguel Gonzalez's start moved from Wednesday to Friday
    Miguel Gonzalez, who was scheduled to start Wednesday, will now start on Friday at Yankee Stadium in the series opener there. Gonzalez was 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA at Yankee Stadium in the regular season last year and threw seven innings of one-run ball in the...
  • Orioles trade reliever Luis Ayala to Braves for minor league left-handed reliever

    Orioles trade reliever Luis Ayala to Braves for minor league left-handed reliever
    BOSTON -- The Orioles traded veteran reliever Luis Ayala to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, receiving minor league left-handed reliever Chris Jones in return. But the move was less about unloading Ayala than it was allowing the Orioles the opportunity to...
  • Trade shows faith in lefty T.J. McFarland, but Orioles' Rule 5 pick knows he still has to perform

    Trade shows faith in lefty T.J. McFarland, but Orioles' Rule 5 pick knows he still has to perform
    BOSTON -- The Orioles’ trade of veteran right-hander reliever Luis Ayala allowed the team the get back to a conventional 12-pitcher staff and seven-man bullpen – and the move was also a show of confidence in Rule 5 pick T.J. McFarland....
  • Orioles claim reliever Alex Burnett off waivers from Blue Jays

    Orioles claim reliever Alex Burnett off waivers from Blue Jays
    NEW YORK -- The Orioles have claimed right-hander Alex Burnett off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays, the club announced before Friday’s game at Yankee Stadium. In order to make room for Burnett, who will report to Triple-A Norfolk, on the 40-man...