|June 1 6:17 PM PT7:17 PM MT8:17 PM CT9:17 PM ET21:17 ET1:17 GMT9:17 CST6:17 PM MST8:17 PM EST8:47 PM VEN5:17 UAE (+1)8:17 PM CT-The Cubs claimed Asencio off waivers from the Cleveland Indians on Friday in hopes of bolstering a bullpen that has struggled this season.
Analysis: 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 ERA over 25 2-3 innings for the Indians and was designated for assignment on Monday.
|Mar. 29 11:34 AM PT12:34 PM MT1:34 PM CT2:34 PM ET14:34 ET18:34 GMT2:34 CST11:34 AM MST1:34 PM EST2:04 PM VEN22:34 UAE1:34 PM CT-The Cleveland Indians have acquired Asencio from the Atlanta Braves for cash.
Analysis: 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 and three years older.