Right-handed pitcher Darrell Rasner, who started 20 games for the New York Yankees last season, has been sold to a team in Japan for $1 million, his agent said.
Rasner, 27, expects to sign a two-year deal with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Pacific League, agent Matt Sosnick said.
To be fair, this appears to have been engineered by Rasner and his agent, not the Yankees. I just never have gotten my mind around the idea of a dude's rights being sold to Japan. I know it happens, but it just seems weird.