Asche, 27, played in just nineteen games last season with the Chicago White Sox, slashing just .105/.177/.353 with a home run and four runs batted in over 57 at-bats.
Before being released by the Yankees on May 1 this season, he was hitting .169/.258/.237 with a home run and a double in 59 at-bats for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Before going to Chicago, Asche spent his first four seasons in MLB with the Philadephia Phillies (2013-2016). During his time in Philly, the third-baseman by trade hit .240/.298/.385 with 31 home runs and 125 runs driven in through 371 games.
He’s spent the bulk of his time at third during his career (200 career starts), though his 121 games in left field have provided him with more than enough innings logged to play the position comfortably.
The 51s’ need infield depth after MMN‘s Jacob Resnick reported on Tuesday that the 51’s starting third baseman, David Thompson, suffered a hairline fracture in his left hand and was placed on the seven-day disabled list. There was no timetable set for his return.