Despite being the Yankees' top starter in 1986, the 6'7" Rasmussen was traded to Cincinnati for Bill Gullickson
in August 1987
. Originally Pirates property, Rasmussen was traded from the Padres to the Yankees in 1984 for Graig Nettles
. The Padres stole him back on June 8, 1988
, in a deal for Candy Sierra
, and he thrived, going 14-4 for San Diego and winning 10 of his frst 11 decisions for them. However, his career began spiralling downwards following the 1988 campaign. After three mediocre seasons with the Padres and disastrous stints with the Cubs and Royals, he finally called it quits after the 1995 season.