Jairo Asencio

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Jairo Asencio
Jairo Asencio on July 13, 2013.jpg
Asencio with the Baltimore Orioles
Relief pitcher
Born: (1983-05-30) May 30, 1983 (age 31)
Sabana Grande de Palenque, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 12, 2009 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 1–2
Earned run average 5.34
Strikeouts 41
Teams

Jairo Manuel Asencio (born May 30, 1983) is a professional baseball right-handed pitcher who is former the Kia Tigers of the Korean Baseball Organization

He was placed on the Atlanta Braves 40-man roster for the first time in 2009 when he made three appearances for the major league team, and later on April 16, 2011 to replace the disabled Peter Moylan.[1] His Major League debut was on July 12, 2009, against the Colorado Rockies. On April 28, 2011, Asencio was optioned back to the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves.[2]

For the entire 2010 Atlanta Braves season, Asencio was on the team's restricted list because of visa problems. It was discovered later in the year that Asencio had used a false name, Luis Valdez, and birthdate.[3][4]

On March 29, 2012, Asencio was traded to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations.[5] Asencio was designated for assignment on May 28, 2012.[6] The Chicago Cubs claimed Asencio off waivers on June 1, 2012.[7]

Asencio signed a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training with the Milwaukee Brewers on Nov. 5, 2012.[8] On March 25, 2013, he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later or cash. He started the 2013 season with the Triple-A Norfolk Tides. He was recalled by the Orioles on July 12,[9] and pitched one inning of relief against the Toronto Blue Jays that night. He was designated for assignment on July 28, 2013.[10] He elected free agency on October 4, 2013.[11]

Asencio signed a deal with the Kia Tigers in the Korean Baseball Organization for the 2014 season.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Back strain lands Moylan on disabled list". MLB.com. April 16, 2011. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ Bowman, Mark (April 28, 2011). "Seeking versatility, Braves recall Mather". MLB.com. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Indians acquire RHP Asencio from Braves". Boston Globe. Associated Press. March 29, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ Bastian, Jordon (March 29, 2012). "Reliever Asencio acquired from Braves". MLB.com. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bullpen picture clears with Asencio trade". MLB.com. March 29, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Indians Announce Series of Roster Moves". MLB.com. May 28, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Cubs claim righthander Jairo Asencio off waivers". MLB.com. June 1, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ https://twitter.com/Haudricourt/status/265573688664027136
  9. ^ "Orioles bring up Jairo Asencio, DFA Jair Jurrjens". Associated Press. July 12, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Orioles recall OF Hoes, designate RHP Asencio". ESPN.com. Associated Press. July 28, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ Encina, Eduardo A. (October 4, 2013). "Former Orioles Teagarden and Asencio declare for free agency". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Tigers looking to return to glory". JoongAng Ilbo. March 12, 2014. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Kia Tigers acquire ex-Japan league ace Houlton". GlobalPost. Yonhap News Agency. January 1, 2014. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 

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