Rasner could start on Wednesday for Yankees

Appeal Staff Report

It looks like 1999 Carson High graduate Darrell Rasner could be returning to the New York Yankees starting rotation.

The Yankees sent Ian Kennedy back down to Triple A Scranton/Wilkes Barre on Sunday after he allowed five runs over two innings in taking the loss on Friday in a 10-5 defeat to the Los Angeles Angels. The Yankees called up reliever Billy Traber to take Kennedy's place on the roster.

Rasner, who was sent to the bullpen as the Yankees long reliever after being in the starting rotation for much of the year, came on in relief for Kennedy, giving the Yankees a solid effort, allowing one run over 4 innings before tiring in the seventh inning. Rasner ended up being charged with three runs over 4 1/3 innings.

Kennedy's demotion leaves an opening on Wednesday in the rotation. The Yankees have yet to name a starter for the 10 a.m. Wedneday game at the Minnesota Twins, but logic dictates it would be Rasner.


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