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Luis Ayala | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/12/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays signed RHP Luis Ayala to a minor league contract.
Ayala briefly returned to pitch in his native Mexico after opting out of his minor league deal with the Orioles, but he's now caught on with another organization. The 36-year-old reliever could get a shot in the Jays' bullpen at some point this season. Jun 6 - 9:31 AM

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Luis Ayala will pitch in the Mexican League.

Ayala opted out of his minor league contract with the Orioles on May 31 to return to his native Mexico. The 36-year-old righty is probably done as a major leaguer.
Jun 2 - 8:32 AM

Orioles released RHP Luis Ayala.

The veteran reliever has exercised the opt-out clause in his contract. Ayala allowed three runs on 11 hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings in Triple-A, which wasn't enough to convince the Orioles to call him up. He'll look for an opportunity elsewhere.
May 31 - 11:32 AM

Luis Ayala (neck) has made five appearances in extended spring training games.

Ayala has been on Triple-A Norfolk's disabled list all season due to neck stiffness. While it appears he's healthy now, the Orioles don't appear eager to call him up anytime soon.
May 7 - 8:45 AM

Orioles reassigned RHP Luis Ayala to minor league camp.

Ayala has agreed to join the Triple-A bullpen rather than opt out of his contract. He should be back in the majors soon enough.
Mar 30 - 4:06 PM

Orioles signed RHP Luis Ayala to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Ayala didn't stay on the street long after being cut from the Nationals on Wednesday. His new contract includes more than one opt-out date. The 36-year-old right-hander owns a sparkling 2.58 ERA in 164 innings since the beginning of the 2011 season. His diminishing arsenal isn't likely to oblige with a number as shiny ever again, but Ayala has proven the naked eye wrong before.
Mar 20 - 11:28 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Orioles have agreed to terms with free agent Luis Ayala.

Ayala quickly found a new home after being cut from the Nationals on Wednesday. He might not have enough time in Orioles camp to secure an Opening Day bullpen job, but the 36-year-old should find his way to Baltimore eventually. The right-hander owns a sparkling 2.58 ERA in 164 innings since the beginning of the 2011 season.
Mar 20 - 11:44 AM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Orioles are close to signing reliever Luis Ayala.

Ayala was granted his release by the Nationals on Wednesday so that he could pursue a better opportunity for a big-league bullpen job. He has a 2.58 ERA in 164 innings since the start of the 2011 season, but the right-hander turned 36 years old in January.
Mar 20 - 8:53 AM

Nationals released RHP Luis Ayala.

Ayala signed a minor league contract in February. The veteran reliever, relying on an ever-diminishing arsenal, collected a spiffy 2.90 ERA for the Braves last season and boasts a 2.58 ERA across 157 appearances over the last three years. He'll have another chance if he wants it.
Mar 19 - 2:02 PM

Nationals signed RHP Luis Ayala to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

It's surprising that Ayala had to settle for a minor league deal, but it doesn't really matter since he's a shoo-in to crack the Opening Day roster. The veteran reliever put up a 2.90 ERA for the Braves last season and boasts a 2.58 ERA across 157 appearances over the last three years.
Feb 7 - 11:56 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Nationals are nearing a deal with Luis Ayala.

The veteran reliever will have to settle for a minor league contract even after posting a 2.90 ERA for the Braves last season. Ayala, who boasts a 2.58 ERA across 157 appearances over the last three years, should do fine in a middle relief role with the Nationals.
Feb 7 - 11:34 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Tigers, Indians, and Mariners are amongst the teams expressing interest in free agent reliever Luis Ayala.

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. Ayala must have a good agent, because at one time or another this winter, according to media reports, every team from the Red Sox, Rays, Dodgers, Giants, Braves, Orioles and Phillies, in addition to those reported above, has been interested.
Jan 23 - 10:18 AM

Tim Dierkes of MLBTradeRumors.com reports that the Tigers, Indians, and Orioles are among the teams that have expressed interest in Luis Ayala.

Dierkes says Ayala "has received strong interest overall" and is looking for a major league deal. He should have no trouble getting one after putting up a 2.58 ERA across 157 appearances over the last three seasons.
Jan 3 - 1:54 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that 12 teams have expressed interest in Luis Ayala.

Cotillo lists the Red Sox, Rays, Dodgers, Giants, Braves, Orioles and Phillies among the interested clubs. Ayala will have no trouble netting a major league deal after posting a 2.58 ERA across 157 appearances over the last three seasons.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 11:58:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Rays and Red Sox have expressed interested in free agent right-hander Luis Ayala.

The Orioles, Dodgers, Giants, Phillies and Braves have also expressed interest this offseason. The 35-year-old struggled a bit last season, posting a 3.27 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 22/13 K/BB ratio over 33 innings. He should have no problem securing a one-year major league deal.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 08:22:00 PM

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2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Justin Smoak
3Matt Hague
2B1Steve Tolleson
2Ryan Goins
3Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Anthony Gose
2Kevin Pillar
3Dalton Pompey
4Colby Rasmus
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Mark Buehrle
3Drew Hutchison
4J.A. Happ
5Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins
8Daniel Norris
9Brandon Morrow
10Sean Nolin
11Kendall Graveman