Rasner signs with Yankees

The New York Yankees made it official on Tuesday when they agreed to terms with 1999 Carson High graduate Darrell Rasner.

Rasner, a right-handed pitcher, was recently removed from the Yankees' 40-man roster, but the team informed him that he would still be invited to spring training and given a chance to make the opening day roster. The Yankees made it official on Tuesday when they invited him to spring training as a nonroster player.

Rasner will be given the chance to make the team as a long reliever-spot starter. Last season with the Yankees, Rasner went 1-3 with a 4.01 earned run average before he suffered a broken finger in May, which effectively ended his season.

If Rasner doesn't make the opening day roster, it's likely he'll begin the season at the Yankees Triple A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Rasner will report with the rest of the pitchers to spring training in Tampa, Fla., on February 14.

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