Darren Oliver RP TOR 4 Months

Darren Oliver has been hired by the Rangers as a special assistant to general manager Jon Daniels.

Oliver retired from baseball last summer after spending 20 years in the major leagues. The left-hander got better with age, posting a 2.70 ERA over his final six seasons. He spent 10 of his 20 years in the Rangers organization.

Darren Oliver RP TOR 11 Months

Darren Oliver has indicated that he would like to make one final start in Sunday's season finale against the Rays.

The 42-year-old southpaw has started just one game since the 2004 season, but broke into the league as a starter and has 229 of them under his belt for his career. While it would be a nice gesture in Oliver's final game, the Blue Jays have indicated that it will not be an option if the game holds any sort of playoff implications for the Rays.

Darren Oliver RP TOR Jun 10 '13

Blue Jays activated LHP Darren Oliver from the 15-day disabled list.

Oliver wound up missing a little over three weeks with a strained left shoulder. The veteran southpaw had a 3.18 ERA in 17 innings of relief before hitting the shelf.

Darren Oliver RP TOR Jun 09 '13

Darren Oliver (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list Monday.

Oliver missed a little over three weeks with a left shoulder strain. He had a 3.18 ERA prior to the injury. The Blue Jays have optioned Thad Weber to Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move.

Darren Oliver RP TOR Jun 07 '13

Darren Oliver (shoulder) tossed a scoreless inning Wednesday in his first rehab appearance with High-A Dunedin.

Oliver just needs to show the Blue Jays that he's healthy, so he should be activated soon as long as he avoids a setback. The veteran left-hander has been out since mid-May with a strained pitching shoulder.

Darren Oliver RP TOR May 24 '13

Blue Jays placed LHP Darren Oliver on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 19. with a left shoulder strain.

Oliver has been dealing with the ailment for 7-10 and hadn't appeared in a game in nearly a week. He shouldn't be out long, but the Jays have decided to play things safe. Toronto still has two lefties in the bullpen in Aaron Loup and Brett Cecil.

Darren Oliver RP TOR May 23 '13

Darren Oliver said Thursday that he's dealing with a sore pitching shoulder for the last 7-10 days.

Oliver has allowed a run in each of his last two appearances. When asked if he might need a DL stint, the lefty didn't dismiss the possibility. "I don't know," he said. "I'm sure we'll talk about it at some point." Consider him day-to-day for now.

Darren Oliver RP TOR Apr 25 '13

Darren Oliver has not allowed a run in four appearances.

Oliver got off to a rough start in 2013 but seems to be settling in. His ERA was 6.23 on April 14 and is now 3.00.

Darren Oliver RP TOR Apr 11 '13

Darren Oliver took a line drive off his left forearm on Wednesday and will need a couple days off.

Oliver only suffered a bruise. The veteran southpaw has allowed two earned runs in 3 1/3 innings this season.

Darren Oliver RP TOR Jan 16 '13

The Blue Jays announced Wednesday that Darren Oliver will be back with the club for the 2013 season.

The Blue Jays picked up Oliver's $3 million club option for 2013 in October, but the veteran left-hander indicated last month that he wanted a raise or a trade to the Rangers in order to come back for his 20th season in the big leagues. It appears that Oliver backed down, as he will return without a raise. The 42-year-old posted a 2.06 ERA and 52/15 K/BB ratio over 56 2/3 innings last season and should be a valuable late-inning arm for a team which is expected to contend in 2013.