A reader from Japan, Hiroto, e-mailed in a nice report on Darrell Rasner.
Rasner was with the Yankees last season but was allowed to sign with the Tohoku-Rakuten Golden Eagles. He has made four appearances in their spring training, throwing 14.2 innings and allowing eight earned runs.
Despite that, Hiroto reports that Rasner will be the No. 3 starter behind two pitchers on Japan’s WBC team. Rasner is getting used to baseball in Japan and the slightly different size of the baseball.
Darrell is a good guy and he has a chance to make some money in Japan for his young family. Hopefully he succeeds. Thanks to Hiroto for the report. We really appreciate the interest and feedback we get from fans in other countries.