• Reynolds' option declined; Ayala's exercised

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Oct 31, 2012
    The Baltimore Orioles have exercised a $1 million option on right-handed reliever Luis Ayala and declined an $11 million option on first baseman Mark Reynolds. The Orioles have declined the $11 million club option for first baseman Mark Reynolds and picked up right-hander Luis Ayala's club option for 2013. The 34-year-old Ayala went 5-5 with a 2.64 ERA in 66 appearances with Baltimore. Ayala, 34, went 5-5 with a 2.64 ERA in 66 appearances for the O's in 2012, allowing one earned run or fewer in 59 outings. 30 deadline, Reynolds would get a $500,000 buyout and become a free agent. The Royals chose to exercise a $750,000 buyout clause on the right-hander Wednesday rather than the $8 million option for next season. He was chosen by the Royals in the Rule 5 draft in 2006, and evolved into one of the league's top closers, saving 160 games and putting together a 2.40 ERA in parts of five seasons.
    Source: MLB.com
    • Roundup: Orioles decline Reynolds' $11M option

      BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles today have exercised the 2013 club option on right-handed reliever Luis Ayala and declined their option on first baseman Mark Reynolds.
      Source: CNNSI.com

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