Found March 04, 2012 on Fox Sports South:
FOXSportsSouth.com invites you to meet the Braves as we continue a month-long look at our team, player-by-player. We'll revisit 2011 and project what 2012 might look like. Jairo Asencio Position: Pitcher Height: 6-2; Weight: 180 BatThrow: RR Hometown: Sabana Grande de Palenque, Dominican Republic Experience: Rookie 2011 in review: Pitched six games with the Braves, with no decisions and a 6.97 ERA in 10 13 innings. Was dominant at Triple-A Gwinnett, going 3-2 with 26 saves and a 1.81 ERA to earn MLB.coms Triple-A Relief Pitcher of the Year award. Career highlight: He has led the International League in saves under two different names. In 2009, going by Luis Valdez, he had 27 saves for Gwinnett. After it was discovered he was using a false name, Asencio led the league with 26 saves in 2011. Outlook: Asencio hopes to use the momentum from being named MVP of the 2012 Caribbean Series, where he saved three games for the Dominican team, to make the Braves. He is in the running f...
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