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Orioles trade RHP Luis Ayala to Atlanta

The Orioles today announced that they have traded RHP LUIS AYALA to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league LHP CHRIS JONES, who has been assigned to Double-A Bowie.

Jones, 24, is 24-20 with a 3.58 ERA over seven minor league seasons with the Cleveland Indians and Braves. He posted a 3.90 ERA in 45 appearances in relief for Double-A Mississippi in 2012.

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Ayala was 6-5 with a 2.81 ERA in 68 games for the Orioles over the past two seasons.

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