The Orioles have acquired minor league right-hander
Asencio, 28, pitched for both the
He was 1-1 with a 5.96 ERA in 18 games for the Indians and posted a 3.07 ERA in 12 games with the Cubs. He also played in a total of nine games with the
The Orioles scouted Asencio this winter while he was used as a closer in the Dominican Republic, according to club executive vice president Dan Duquette.
"He has a good (low-to-mid 90s) fastball, good split-finger," Duquette said. "He is a very capable relief man and a candidate to help our bullpen."
Asencio was not placed on the 40-man roster and is expected to begin the season at Triple-A Norfolk.