Rasner off to a good start

Carson High graduate Darrell Rasner got off to a good start in his effort to make the New York Yankees' opening day roster, pitching a scoreless inning in an intrasquad game on Wednesday.

Rasner, a 1999 CHS graduate, struck out two and allowed one hit in his inning of work. One of the pitchers Rasner is competing for a spot with is Jeff Karstens, who also pitched well on Wednesday, pitching two scoreless innings.

It figures that Rasner and Karstens are battling for the chance to be the spot starter/long reliever. But Yankees manager Joe Girardi said on Wednesday that both have a chance to earn a spot in the starting rotation as well.

Girardi said both Rasner and Karstens throw strikes and that's important as the Yankees need a long reliever who can get outs quickly.

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