Darrell Rasner Sold to Japan

The New York Yankees have sold righthander Darrell Rasner to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League for $1 million.

Rasner was hit hard in his partial seasons with the Yankees, and didn’t fit into their 2009 plans. Japan should be a good destination for the 27-year-old.

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