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.

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