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Asencio named to postseason IL All-Star Team
08/27/2013 9:48 AM ET
Jairo Asencio leads the IL with 24 saves this season.
Jairo Asencio leads the IL with 24 saves this season. (Elaina Ellis/Norfolk Tides)

The International League today announced its postseason All-Star Team and Award Winners as selected by the circuit's managers, coaches, media, and club representatives, and Tides closer Jairo Asencio has been named the Top Relief Pitcher in the IL. 

Asencio, 30, is an IL Postseason All-Star for the second time in his career. He first accomplished the feat in 2009 with Gwinnett (playing under the name Luis Valdez), the first of two seasons in which he led the League in saves (2011). With 24 saves this season, Asencio is within reach of becoming the first player in IL history to lead the League in saves three separate times. Before Asencio, the last member of the Tides to be named the IL Postseason All-Star relief pitcher was Cory Doyne in 2007.

Asencio's 24 saves are also the third-most in Tides franchise history, trailing Doyne (29 saves in 2007) and Derek Wallace (26 saves in 1996). 


2013 INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE AWARD WINNERS

Most Valuable Player ............ Chris Colabello, Rochester Red Wings
Most Valuable Pitcher ...........J.D. Martin, Durham Bulls
Rookie of the Year ............... Chris Colabello, Rochester Red Wings
Manager of the Year ............. Charlie Montoyo, Durham Bulls


2013 INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE ALL-STAR TEAM
Catcher ................................. Tony Sanchez, Indianapolis Indians
First Baseman ....................... Chris Colabello, Rochester Red Wings
Second Baseman .................. Cesar Hernandez, Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Shortstop .............................. Zach Walters, Syracuse Chiefs
Third Baseman ..................... Cody Asche, Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Outfielders ............................ Nick Castellanos, Toledo Mud Hens
..............................................Billy Hamilton, Louisville Bats
..............................................Joey Terdoslavich, Gwinnett Braves
Designated Hitter.................. Mauro Gomez, Buffalo Bisons
Utility Player ........................ Vince Belnome, Durham Bulls
Starting Pitcher .................... J.D. Martin, Durham Bulls
Relief Pitcher .....................Jairo Asencio, Norfolk Tides

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