• Kyodo News


The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles said Saturday they have acquired New York Yankees right-hander Darrell Rasner and Philadelphia Phillies minor league right-hander Matt Childers.

Rasner went 5-10 with a 5.40 ERA in 24 games for the Yankees in 2008 and has a 9-15 record with a 5.00 ERA in four major league seasons.

Childers, who is 0-0 with a 9.69 ERA in 11 games in his major league career, went 3-5 with 20 saves in 53 games this past season for the 2008 World Series champions’ Triple-A affiliate.

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