The Baltimore Orioles have traded reliever Luis Ayala to the Atlanta Braves for minor league pitcher Chris Jones. Ayala was a big part of the Orioles bullpen last season being used in several different roles and posting a 2.64 era. Ayala was a popular teammate.
The Orioles are deep with pitchers but they have not settled in yet and have struggled. Ayala had a 9.00 era to start the season but this early in the season era’s can be bloated. Here is the tweet from the Orioles confirming the move.
The Orioles have traded RHP Luis Ayala to Atlanta in exchange for minor league LHP Chris Jones. Jones will be assigned to AA Bowie.
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) April 10, 2013
The Orioles are also recalling Chris Dickerson, more corresponding moves seem to be coming. The Orioles have not had luck with a DH so far this season and Dickerson could be that DH.