Orioles trade reliever Luis Ayala to Braves
The Braves sent left-handed pitcher Chris Jones to the Orioles in Wednesday's deal. The 24-year-old was pitching at Double-A Mississippi.
The 35-year-old Ayala is expected to join the Braves when they open a series Friday in Washington. He is 1-0 with a 9.00 ERA in two appearances this season, after going 5-5 with a 2.64 ERA and one save in 66 games for the Orioles in 2012.
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The Braves were seeking more depth in their bullpen because of an injury to Jonny Venters. He was shut down for a month after receiving an injection in his sprained left shoulder.
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