According to a baseball source, Darrell Rasner has agreed to a deal to return to the Rakuten Golden Eagles. Rakuten declined their team option for 2010, but the two sides came to terms on a new one-year contract with an option for 2011. The deal's financial terms are unknown.
Rasner struggled in his first year in Japan, but showed some signs of coming around late in the season. We'll see how he does under new manager Marty Brown.