The Indians and Blue Jays set a record by playing 16 innings on Opening Day before Toronto wins the game, 7 – 4, on a three-run homer by J.P. Arencibia off Jairo Asencio. The Indians take a 4 – 0 ... Read More
The Milwaukee Brewers made a series of roster moves Monday night, including optioning outfielder Caleb Gindl to Triple-A Nashville.
Gindl, 24, hit .364 in his first 11 spring training games but cooled off of late. Because of the World Baseball Classic, Gindl got an extended look but is hitting just .245 with three RBI in 53 at bats.
He'll head to Nashville for the third straight...
The Chicago Cubs claimed right-handed reliever Jairo Asencio off waivers from the Cleveland Indians on Friday in hopes of bolstering a bullpen that has struggled this season.
Asencio, who led the International League with 26 saves in 2011, began spring training with the Atlanta Braves before being traded to Cleveland on March 29 for a cash consideration. He went 1-1 with a 5.96...
As expected, the Indians unveiled a series of roster moves this afternoon. On the pitching side of things, RHP Josh Tomlin was activated from the DL and RHP Jairo Asencio, ye’ of 5.96 ERA, was designated for assignment. At the hot corner, 3B Lonnie Chisenhall was promoted back to Cleveland for the first time in 2012, and 3B Jack Hannahan (strained calf) was placed on the 15-day...
The Cleveland Indians have acquired reliever Jairo Asencio from the Atlanta Braves for cash.
Asencio was on the Braves' restricted list all of 2010 after it was discovered he had come to the U.S. as Luis Valdez and claimed to be three years younger. The Indians are already dealing with a similar case as the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona was actually Roberto Hernandez...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2012
The Cleveland Indians have acquired a reliever from the Atlanta Braves organization for cash. According to Lindsey Foltin from 92.3 the Fan, Asencio led the International League in saves for Gwinnett in 2009 and 2011.
Asencio was battling Yahan Flande for the final spot in the Braves’ bullpen and apparently lost the battle as he is headed to Cleveland.
We’ll see what this means...
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Height: 6-2; Weight: 180
Hometown: Sabana Grande de Palenque, Dominican Republic
2011 in review: Pitched six games with the Braves, with no...
Jairo Asencio didn't pitch an inning for the Braves in 2010, but in 2009, he looked like a real option for the major league bullpen after an outstanding performance for Gwinnett. Then known as Luis Valdez, Asencio struck out 75 while walking just 19 in 71 1/3 innings. He was an International League All-Star, and a promotion to the majors looked to be in the cards for 2010.But...