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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...
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