Rasner coming back

Clemens to be named
A-Rod's deal finalized

From the Nevada Appeal:

Darrell Rasner Sr., Rasner’s father, said his son will resign with the Yankees. By not tendering a 2008 contract to Rasner, the Yankees will be able to remove Rasner from their 40-man roster.

But Rasner will still be invited to the Yankees Spring Training with a chance to make the 2008 Major League roster. Rasner’s father said his son will be given the chance to make the Big League club as a spot starter and long reliever.

Good news. Rasner wasn’t flashy, but he was pretty darn effective early last year before going down with a finger injury. He’s well-suited for a spot starter/long relief role (he throws strikes and keeps the ball in the park), and is a nice guy to have ready to go at the upper levels.

hat tip to commenter steve (a different one)

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Clemens to be named
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  • Brian

    I’m happy with that. And, you have to wonder if a similar offer is being extended to DeSalvo. I have to believe that if Pavano took the Minor deal, DeSalvo would still be on the 40-man.

  • mehmattski

    This post isn’t about wild speculation about STEROIDS!. I don’t understand. Also: The Nevada Appeal?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Rasner is from Carson City, and went to the U of Nevada.

  • http://nyyu.blogspot.com Mike

    I have no problems bringing ANYONE to camp and a minor league deal. Let them show what they have and the Yanks might catch lightning in a bottle.

  • Chip

    I wouldn’t say Rasner is exactly capable of being lightning in a bottle but he’s shown that he can be very effective in short bursts