Orioles acquire Jairo Asencio from Brewers

Jennifer Hilderbrand-US PRESSWIRE

The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-hander Jairo Asencio from the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-hander Jairo Asencio from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to Rich Dubroff of CSN Baltimore.

The Orioles will not add Asencio to their 40-man roster, reports Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports. Instead, Kubatko expects him to be assigned to Triple-A. He adds that Baltimore had interest in Asencio last year.

The Brewers signed Asencio to a free agent contract this offseason. He started the 2012 campaign with the Atlanta Braves, but was eventually purchased by the Cleveland Indians last March. After maintaining an ERA of 5.96 over 18 appearances for Cleveland, the Chicago Cubs selected Asencio off waivers. The right-hander went on to post an ERA of 3.07 over 12 appearances for Chicago.

Asencio has spent parts of three seasons in the majors. Over a combined 39 appearances, the 28-year-old owns a career ERA of 5.23 with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 1.42. He's maintained a career ERA of 3.75 over parts of eight seasons in the minors.

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