Via the Yankees site -
The New York Yankees obliged Darrell Rasner’s wishes by selling his contract to a team in Japan’s Central League for $1 million, according to a Saturday night report by ESPN.com.
Rasner, a 27-year-old right-hander who spent much of the 2008 season in the Yankees’ rotation but wasn’t perceived to be in the team’s 2009 plans, was sold to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, with whom he is expected to soon sign a two-year contract.
Rasner’s agent, Matt Sosnick, told ESPN.com that Yankees general manager Brian Cashman “really bent over backwards to make this work for Darrell and his family.”
Cashman should have offered to throw in Kei Igawa if the Golden Eagles would have been willing to send over a few of those famous Eagles Bras as holiday presents for Jean Afterman and Jennifer Steinbrenner: