Acquired: Via trade from the Boston Red Sox on November 13, 2015, with OF Manuel Margot (who also debuted in the same game), SS Javier Guerra and LHP Logan Allen for RHP Craig Kimbrel. Originally drafted by the Red Sox in the 11th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|CURRENT SEASON STATS: .321 with nine homers and 69 RBIs in 134 games at El Paso (Triple-A), adding 32 doubles and 11 triples.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from El Paso on September 21.
MLB Debut Date: 9/21/2016
|September 21, in a 3-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Pinch-hitting for starting pitcher Luis Perdomo in the seventh inning, he came on with one out and a runner on second to face reliever Randall Delgado and struck out looking on a full count.|
|Asuaje, who can play second base, third base and the outfield among other positions, spent the 2015 season at Portland (Double-A/Red Sox) where he hit .251 with eight homers, 61 RBIs and nine steals along with 23 doubles and seven triples to help comprise his 172 hits. He had his career season (so far!) in his first full season, 2014, when he split the summer between two A-level spots, Greenville (Class A) and Salem (High-A), combining to hit .310 with 15 homers and 101 RBIs with 149 hits, 38 doubles, 12 triples and a .533 SLG, not bad for a guy who tips the height chart at 5-foot-9 and weighs just 160 pounds.|