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Jairo Asencio | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/30/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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White Sox released RHP Jairo Asencio.
Asencio, 32, posted a 5.03 ERA but struck out 28 over 19 2/3 innings at Triple-A Charlotte. He should be able to find another minor league deal elsewhere. Fri, May 29, 2015 02:10:00 PM

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White Sox signed RHP Jairo Asencio to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Asencio, 31, put up a 4.05 ERA with 56 strikeouts over 46 2/3 innings last season in Korea. He holds a 5.34 ERA over 43 career appearances in the majors and will just give the White Sox some depth.
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 09:20:00 AM

Jairo Asencio has signed with the KIA Tigers of the Korean Baseball Organization.

Asencio was believed to be headed to the White Sox on a minor league deal, but apparently that did not happen. The 30-year-old spent this past season in the Orioles' organization, allowing two earned runs in 2 1/3 innings with the big club.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 11:02:00 PM

White Sox signed RHP Jairo Asencio to a minor league contract.

Asencio elected to become a free agent in October when the Orioles bumped him from their 40-man roster. He had a cool 2.66 ERA in 47 relief appearances this past summer at Triple-A and could crack Chicago's Opening Day bullpen with a decent showing at spring training.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:02:00 PM

Jairo Asencio has elected free agency.

Asencio had been outrighted off the 40-man roster and has decided to test out the free agent waters. He posted a 2.66 ERA in 47 relief outings at Triple-A this season.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 02:06:00 PM

Orioles sent RHP Jairo Asencio outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Asencio was designated for assignment by the O's on July 28 after allowing two runs in 2 1/3 innings of relief. The 30-year-old passed through waivers unclaimed.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 04:29:00 PM

Orioles designated RHP Jairo Asencio for assignment.

Asencio allowed two runs over 2 1/3 innings during his short time with the O's. The club has decided to add outfielder L.J. Hoes to the roster go with one fewer bullpen arm.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 11:21:00 AM

Orioles purchased the contract of RHP Jairo Asencio from Triple-A Norfolk.

Asencio has earned the promotion after a great run at Norfolk that's seen him post a 2.15 ERA and 41/7 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings. He'll work in the middle innings.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 03:09:00 PM

Orioles acquired RHP Jairo Asencio from the Brewers in exchange for a player to be named later.

Asencio holds an uninspiring 5.23 ERA over 39 career appearances in the majors, but he has a live arm and the Orioles want to see what they can get out of him. He seems unlikely to be part of the Opening Day roster.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 08:39:00 PM

Jairo Asencio and Alfredo Figaro are delayed from reporting to Brewers' camp due to visa issues in the Dominican Republic.

No word on when either pitcher will arrive to camp. Both Asencio and Figaro added this winter on minor league deals and are expected to be in major league spring training.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 12:59:00 PM

Brewers signed RHP Jairo Asencio to a minor league contract.

He'll also get an invite to spring training. Asencio, 29, posted a 4.91 ERA and 29/19 K/BB ratio over 40 1/3 innings this season between the Indians and Cubs. It will be an uphill climb to win a roster spot.
Mon, Nov 5, 2012 05:02:00 PM

Cubs sent RHP Jairo Asencio outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Asencio was designated for assignment last week to clear a spot on the Cubs' 40-man roster. The 29-year-old righty will go on serving as organizational relief depth.
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 03:47:00 PM

Cubs designated RHP Jairo Asencio for assignment.

He was cleared to make room for the newly-claimed Justin Germano on the active roster. Asencio has a 3.07 ERA in 12 appearances since being claimed off waivers from the Indians last month, despite an ugly 8/11 K/BB ratio 14 2/3 innings.
Thu, Jul 19, 2012 06:27:00 PM

Cubs claimed RHP Jairo Asencio off waivers from the Indians.

Asencis was designated for assignment earlier this week after holding a 5.96 ERA and 1.36 WHIP over 18 games. He'll work the middle innings in Chicago.
Fri, Jun 1, 2012 02:26:00 PM

Indians designated RHP Jairo Asencio for assignment.

Asencio won the final spot in the Cleveland bullpen this spring but failed to impress in a middle relief role. The 28-year-old right-hander seems likely to pass through waivers and accept a spot at Triple-A Columbus.
Mon, May 28, 2012 12:32:00 PM

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