Chicago Cubs: Jairo Ascencio

Cubs need simulated game for 2 relievers

July, 17, 2012
7/17/12
6:54
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO – Four days off at the All-Star break, and one more free day Monday, created a bit of an issue for the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen.

Right-handers Rafael Dolis and Jairo Ascencio both pitched in a simulated game before batting practice Tuesday after not appearing in a regular game in over a week.

Asencio last pitched July 3 at Atlanta when he gave up a run in 2 2/3 innings. Dolis’ last game was also on July 3 when he went just a third of an inning. The last time he went as long as an inning was June 27 at home against the New York Mets.

“It wasn’t a lot (and) they will be able to throw (in Tuesday’s game),” manager Dale Sveum said. “They just needed to get up there against hitters and get on the mound with not having been out there in quite a while.

Cubs claim Asencio, designate Bowden

June, 1, 2012
6/01/12
1:28
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By ESPNChicago.com
ESPNChicago.com
The Chicago Cubs claimed pitcher Jairo Asencio off waivers from the Cleveland Indians and designated reliever Michael Bowden for assignment Friday.

Ascencio, 28, had a 5.96 ERA in 18 games with 21 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings with the Indians this season. He will replace Bowden, a Waubonsie Valley High School product who was sent to Chicago in the Marlon Byrd trade with the Boston Red Sox.

Bowden has a 7.45 ERA in 10 games with the Cubs.

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