Asencio with the San Antonio Missions in 2016
November 14, 1989 |
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Yeison Asencio (born November 14, 1989) is a Dominican professional baseball player who is currently a free agent.
Asencio signed with the Padres as an international free agent in 2009. He used false documents to sign, going by the name "Yoan Alcantra", to portray himself as 2 1⁄2 years younger than he actually was. The Padres added him to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season. In 2013, Asencio represented the Padres at the All-Star Futures Game. Asencio was designated for assignment on November 20, 2014.
He became a free agent from the Tigres de Quintana Roo after the 2016 season.
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