Darrell Wayne Rasner was born on January 13, 1981 in Carson City, Nevada. He is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees.
Darrell is 6’ 3”, weighs 210 pounds, and bats and throws right.
CollegeDarrell attended the University of Nevada, where he was a health ecology major.
Minor LeaguesDarrell was selected by the Montreal Expos in the second round (46th overall) of the 2002 amateur entry draft.
He spent three years working his way through their minor league system.
Major LeaguesDarrell was called up to the bigs at the end of the 2005 season, when the Expos had moved to DC and became the Washington Nationals.
He was claimed off waivers by the New York Yankees in the 2005 off-season.
Darrell earned his first major league win on September 3, 2006, in a game he started for the Yankees against the Minnesota Twins. He went 6 innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 earned run, 2 strikeouts and no walks in a 10-1 victory.
On May 19, 2007, Darrell was in injured in a start against the New York Mets, and after recovering from the injury, spent the rest of his time rehabbing and playing in the minors.
He was not offered a new contract by the Yankees and became a free agent on December 12, 2007, but was re-signed a couple of days later to a minor league deal.
On May 4, 2008, he was recalled by the Yankees, and made his season debut against the Seattle Mariners. He is currently in the Yankees starting rotation.
PersonalDarrell and his wife, Jennifer, have a son, Evan.