According to a reliable baseball source, Darrell Rasner has agreed to terms with the Rakuten Golden Eagles on a contract for next season. My source indicated that it's a one-year deal with a team option for 2012. I spoke with Rasner's agent, Matt Sosnick of Sosnick Cobbe Sports, and he was able to confirm the agreement.
Rasner bounced back from a rough debut season to put up 152.2 serviceable innings in 2010. With the impending loss of ace Hisahi Iwakuma, Rakuten will look to Rasner to provide stability as a mid-rotation innings eater.