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.
Reynolds was in position to receive $11 million next season. He will get a $500,000 buyout, and remains under club control through the arbitration process.
Reynolds hit .221 with 23 homers and 69 RBIs in 135 games.
The 34-year-old Ayala went 5-5 with a 2.64 ERA in 66 appearances with Baltimore. He allowed one earned run or fewer in all but seven outings.
The Orioles also purchased the contract of pitcher Zach Clark from Triple-A Norfolk and added him to the 40-man roster. Clark was a combined 15-7 with a 2.79 ERA with Norfolk and Double-A Bowie.