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03-25-2013 08:48 PM #1
Orioles acquire RHP Jairo Asencio from the Brewers
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03-25-2013 08:50 PM #2Plus Member Since 4/12 All-Star
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03-25-2013 08:50 PM #3
The Orioles have acquired right-hander Jairo Asencio from the Brewers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to Rich Dubroff of CSN Baltimore (on Twitter).
Asencio, 28, split the 2012 season between the Indians and Cubs, pitching to a 4.91 ERA, 6.5 K/9 and 4.2 BB/9 in 40 1/3 innings of relief work. He's been flat-out dominant at the Triple-A level, compiling a 2.52 ERA, 10.2 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 in 139 1/3 innings, though that's yet to transfer over to the big league level.
Asencio has averaged 92.3 mph on his heater throughout his career and owns a 40.8 percent ground-ball rate. He pitched previously under a false name: Luis Valdez.
03-25-2013 08:51 PM #4
Played under the name Luis Valdez. His identity was discovered in 2010. He used a fake name to sign a contract earlier than allowed by MLB.
03-25-2013 08:54 PM #5
Where does he go?
03-25-2013 08:56 PM #6
Was on a minor league deal with the Brewers.
He may have one option remaining. He used an option year in 2009 and 2011, but was optioned in 2010 but subsequently placed on the restricted list. But he was DFA'ed twice last year making me think that he might be out of options.
03-25-2013 08:57 PM #7Plus Member Since 02/03 All-Star
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03-25-2013 08:57 PM #8
Can we send him to Norfolk? I assume we can.
03-25-2013 08:59 PM #9
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03-25-2013 09:04 PM #11Barring any trade acquisitions between now and opening Thursday’s season opener, Braves sidearmer Cory Gearrin and left-hander Yohan Flande are left as the likely choices for the final t
Asencio, 28, was out of minor-league options and would have had to clear waivers before he could be sent to the minor leagues if he wasn’t on the Braves’ opening day roster. Rather than keep him on the roster or lose him on a waiver claim and get nothing in return, the Braves traded the Dominican right-hander.
“He’s always been a one-inning pitcher,” Braves general manager Frank Wren said, “and the [bullpen] role we envision needing to make a decision on is a multi-inning guy who can give you two or three innings at a time. That’s not something he’s ever done, so we were coming to the end with him being out of options and we looked to make a deal.”
Asencio had a 3.27 ERA in 10 spring-training appearances, allowing 13 hits, four runs and three walks with 12 strikeouts.
03-25-2013 09:09 PM #12
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Surprising that DD is still stocking pitchers for Norfolk. He is definitely into depth.
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