Found January 01, 2012 on Batter's Box:
The Toronto Blue Jays have made more dents to the 2011 transactions column.  After signing free agent lefty Darren Oliver from Texas to a one-year deal and fellow southpaw Aaron Laffey to a minor league deal Friday, the Jays handed out minor league pacts to shortstop Brian Bocock and righties Jerry Gil and Robert Coello. Darren Oliver will join his ninth major league team and enter his 19th season in the bigs when he suits up for the Blue Jays in 2012.  Beginning his career with Texas, Oliver  has also pitched for St. Louis, Boston, Colorado, Florida, Houston, the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Angels in addition to three stints with the Rangers.  The Kansas City native became a full-time starter in 1996 and went 14-6 to help the Rangers win their first AL West title.  The son of major league infielder Bob Oliver, the veteran lefty was the first pitcher to throw a pitch in an interleague game in 1997.  After being out of the majors in 2005, Oliver enjoyed a re-birth as a reliever...

Report: Blue Jays close to signing LHP Oliver

The Toronto Blue Jays reported are nearing a deal to sign left-handed reliever Darren Oliver. The Dallas Morning News, citing two major league sources, reported the immiment signing. The 41-year-old Oliver has spent the past two seasons with the Rangers, appearing in more than 60 games each year. He had a 5-5 record and a 2.29 ERA in 61 appearances last season with Texas, which...

Blue Jays agree to 1-year deal with Darren Oliver

The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a one-year deal for 2012 with a club option for 2013 with left-handed reliever Darren Oliver, T.R. Sullivan of reports.  The deal is pending a physical. Image by Keith Allison under the Creative Commons License.

Oliver leaves Rangers, signs with Blue Jays

Darren Oliver is headed to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Blue Jays Sign Darren Oliver

The last time we saw Darren Oliver, he was blowing a save in the World Series for the Texas Rangers. The old wily veteran won’t be returning to Texas. Instead, he has signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. The contract also includes a team option for a second season. The 41-year-old is still a very effective pitcher. Last year, he had a 2.29 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP...

Sources: Jays, veteran RP Oliver agree to deal

Left-handed reliever Darren Oliver has agreed to a one-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays with a club option for 2013, pending a physical, sources confirmed Friday.

Lefty Oliver agrees to terms with Blue Jays

The Blue Jays added another key piece to their bullpen on Friday evening by agreeing to terms with free agent left-hander Darren Oliver.

Blue Jays Agree To Sign Darren Oliver

The Blue Jays have agreed to sign Darren Oliver to a one-year contract with a club option for 2013, reports's T.R. Sullivan. The deal is still pending a physical.

Hot Stove: Ethier, Oliver, Angels trades, Fielder

Here is the latest hot stove buzz circulating around MLB: The Dodgers could look to move OF Andre Ethier before the trade deadline. The Blue Jays agreed to sign LHP Darren Oliver to a one-year contract. Matt Garza‘s suitors now include the Tigers. The Angels have to trade Mark Trumbo and Kendry Morales, eventually. Prince Fielder recently visited with the Orioles.

Blue Jays Sign Three To Minor League Deals

We'll keep track of today's minor moves right here.. In a press release, the Blue Jays announced the signings of right-handers Jerry Gil, Robert Coello, and shortstop Brian Bocock to minor league deals.  All three players will receive invitations to Major League spring training.  Bocock was involved in a minor mid-season swap this year when he was sent from the Phillies...
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