Rasner Back to Rakuten for 2012
Earlier in the evening, I heard from a source that pitcher Darrell Rasner has agreed to a deal to return to the Rakuten Golden Eagles for 2012. I was able to confirm the deal with agent Matt Sosnick, who said Rasner will earn $1.5m plus performance bonuses.
Rasner performed well in 2011 after converting to relief, with a 2.04 ERA in 53 innings pitched. 2012 will be his fourth season with Rakuten.