Jairo Asencio

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Jairo Asencio
Jairo Asencio on July 13, 2013.jpg
Asencio with the Baltimore Orioles
Saraperos de Saltillo – No. 62
Relief pitcher
Born: (1983-05-30) May 30, 1983 (age 35)
Sabana Grande de Palenque, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
MLB: July 12, 2009, for the Atlanta Braves
KBO: March 29, 2014, for the Kia Tigers
MLB statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 1–2
Earned run average 5.34
Strikeouts 41
KBO statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 4-1
Earned run average 4.05
Strikeouts 56

Jairo Manuel Asencio (born May 30, 1983) is a professional baseball right-handed pitcher for the Saraperos de Saltillo of the Mexican Baseball League. He has also played for the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, and Baltimore Orioles in MLB. He spent 2014 with the Kia Tigers of the KBO League.


Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

Asencio was first signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2001.[1]

Atlanta Braves[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4][5]

Cleveland Indians[edit]

On March 29, 2012, Asencio was traded to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations.[6] Asencio was designated for assignment on May 28, 2012.[7]

Chicago Cubs[edit]

The Chicago Cubs claimed Asencio off waivers on June 1, 2012.[8]

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

Asencio signed a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring training with the Milwaukee Brewers on Nov. 5, 2012.[9]

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

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,[10] and pitched one inning of relief against the Toronto Blue Jays that night. He was designated for assignment on July 28, 2013.[11] He elected free agency on October 4, 2013.[12]

Kia Tigers[edit]

Asencio signed a deal with the Kia Tigers in the Korea Baseball Organization for the 2014 season.[13][14]

Chicago White Sox[edit]

On January 22, 2015, he signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox.[15] He was released on May 29.[16]

Leones de Yucatán[edit]

On April 18, 2017, Asencio signed with the Leones de Yucatán of the Mexican Baseball League. He was released on June 6, 2017.

Saraperos de Saltillo[edit]

On March 8, 2018, Asencio signed with the Saraperos de Saltillo of the Mexican League.


  1. ^ "Orioles select contract of RHP Jairo Asencio from Triple-A Norfolk". MLB.com. July 12, 2013. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Back strain lands Moylan on disabled list". MLB.com. April 16, 2011. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ Bowman, Mark (April 28, 2011). "Seeking versatility, Braves recall Mather". MLB.com. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Indians acquire RHP Asencio from Braves". Boston Globe. Associated Press. March 29, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ Bastian, Jordon (March 29, 2012). "Reliever Asencio acquired from Braves". MLB.com. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bullpen picture clears with Asencio trade". MLB.com. March 29, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Indians Announce Series of Roster Moves". MLB.com. May 28, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Cubs claim righthander Jairo Asencio off waivers". MLB.com. June 1, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ Gruman, Andrew (November 5, 2012). "Brewers sign Asencio to minor league deal". Fox Sports. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Orioles bring up Jairo Asencio, DFA Jair Jurrjens". Associated Press. July 12, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Orioles recall OF Hoes, designate RHP Asencio". ESPN.com. Associated Press. July 28, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  12. ^ Encina, Eduardo A. (October 4, 2013). "Former Orioles Teagarden and Asencio declare for free agency". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Tigers looking to return to glory". JoongAng Ilbo. March 12, 2014. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Kia Tigers acquire ex-Japan league ace Houlton". GlobalPost. Yonhap News Agency. January 1, 2014. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Soto, Penny get minors deals". ESPN.com. Associated Press. January 22, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Knights Make Roster Moves". Our Sports Central. May 29, 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 

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