Luis Ayala is returning to the Washington Nationals organization…
The 36-year-old Mexican professional baseball pitcher has agreed to a minor league deal with the Nationals, which includes an invitation to spring training.
The deal was confirmed by the team on Friday.
Ayala was 1-1 with a 2.90 ERA and two blown saves in 37 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2013 after beginning the season with the Baltimore Orioles.
He began his major league career with the Montreal Expos in 2003 and previously pitched for the Nationals from 2005-08.
Ayala has pitched in relief in each of his 534 games with Montreal, Washington, the New York Mets, the Minnesota Twins, the Florida Marlins, the New York Yankees, Baltimore and Atlanta.
The right-hander has a 38-47 career record and 3.34 ERA.