Yankees To Sign Luis Ayala

The Yankees agreed to sign reliever Luis Ayala to a minor league deal, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (Twitter links). The right-hander a career ERA of 3.67 with 5.9 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 in parts of six major league seasons.

Ayala last appeared in the majors in 2009, but he has been pitching recently. The 33-year-old closed for Mexico in the Caribbean Series, according to Morosi. Another Mexican right-hander, former Yankee Alfredo Aceves, signed with the Red Sox yesterday.

Ayala will presumably compete for a spot at the back of the Yankees' bullpen with the likes of Buddy Carlyle, Neal Cotts and Mark Prior. There doesn't appear to be much room for competition in the Yankees' restocked 'pen, but spots could open up because of injuries or ineffectiveness.


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29 Comments on "Yankees To Sign Luis Ayala"


#28! Lock it up!

East Coast Bias
4 years 5 months ago

For their minor league affiliate team?!

LifeLongYankeeFan
4 years 5 months ago

If World Series were won on paper the Yankees would have a lot more then 27. The Phillies and Red Sox aren’t automatically penciled into the World Series.

East Coast Bias
4 years 5 months ago

Agreed, but Ayala was signed to a minor league deal. Hence the comment…

4 years 5 months ago

Glad to see him back pitching. Highly doubt he gets a shot at the bigs this year with the yanks, but it could get him in the right direction for him to get back to the majors soon with the right organization.

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 5 months ago

If he pitches well in the minors and yankees are looking for say a veteran utilityman he can be used in a deal then

Lunchbox45
4 years 5 months ago

Welcome to the bargain bin NYY, feel free to scrounge around

4 years 5 months ago

Is Prior even going to pitch this year?? I doubt it

thevoiceofbv
4 years 5 months ago

Prior pitched in the Independent League last year. That info and $1.80 will get us a cup of coffee….

flickadave
4 years 5 months ago

With Colon, Garcia, Prior and now Ayala to close, the Yankees’ AAA team is going to ROCK this year!

Fangaffes
4 years 5 months ago

Obvious desperation move to counter the Red Sox signing Aceves.

TrueYankeeFanNYC
4 years 5 months ago

Yeah there is no way we couldve signed Aceves. SMD.

East Coast Bias
4 years 5 months ago

SMD? What does that mean? Shaking my… I don’t wanna know…

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

haha. the sarcasm is lost.

wintwins
4 years 5 months ago

Twinsfansincecivilwar

4 years 5 months ago

if the Yankees hope to trade for a decent SP in ST they will likely trade from their strength, bullpen arms. if they do they will need other arms, like Ayala, to step into the breack. good move, Cashman!

basemonkey
4 years 5 months ago

wow. another blast from the past…

cayanksfan
4 years 5 months ago

The Yankees ARE definitely winning the World Series….in 2003.

4 years 5 months ago

I was JUST thinking that lol

4 years 5 months ago

Can he Pitch?

-B. Ca$h Man

4 years 5 months ago

Yes, he can pitch, sir. Yes he can.

4 years 5 months ago

I thought he’d dictated it while trying to swallow a chicken bone, or something.

4 years 5 months ago

Obvious fail at recognizing a joke.

Lunchbox45
4 years 5 months ago

I read your comment and was shocked

then I read your user name

and it all makes sense

Fangaffes
4 years 5 months ago

Wow. The joke went completely over your head and you’re calling ME dumb? Sad.

LifeLongYankeeFan
4 years 5 months ago

get it done cashman lol.

thevoiceofbv
4 years 5 months ago

8 years ago and that would have been a steal of a trade for the Mariners

0bsessions
4 years 5 months ago

And people say the Yankees front office isn’t learning.

RedSoxDynasty
4 years 5 months ago

i usually dont agree with you, but truer words have never been said!lol!