Rangers News: Darren Oliver joins Rangers front office

Former big league reliever Darren Oliver retired after the 2013 campaign. Now, the 20-year MLB veteran is joining the front office with the Texas Rangers, according to SportsDayDFW.The 43-year-old Oliver, who retired last fall after 20 seasons in the majors, will work with President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels and his staff in a variety of areas with an...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Buy Former MLB Pitcher Darren Oliver’s Sweet Land Rover – $35K

  Darren Oliver is a perfect example of why you should teach your kid to throw left-handed: $$$. Oliver never won more than…
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Could John Lannan be this year’s Darren Oliver?

When the Mets signed John Lannan to a minor-league deal, it was likely to bring him in to compete for the fifth starter role in spring training. The signing is exciting because it represents something more than just another option for fifth starter: It represents the move forward for the organization. In the first three offseasons under General Manager Sandy Alderson, the back end...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jays' Darren Oliver invests in movie ‘Jobs’

Long an accomplished big-league pitcher Darren Oliver entered into new territory Friday when his first foray into the movie industry hit the big screen. The Toronto Blue Jays reliever is an investor in “Jobs” a biopic about late Apple founder Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher and he appears in the film credits. Producer Mark Hulme a friend with whom he’s made previous investments...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Callaspo Delivers Double as Oakland A’s Hold On 6-4 Over Toronto Blue Jays

In the eighth inning, with two runners on and veteran Darren Oliver on the mound, Alberto Callaspo drove a high fly ball to left field. Emilio Bonifacio got his glove on the ball as he crashed into the wall, but he was unable to hold on, as the Oakland A’s claimed a 5-3 lead over the Toronto Blue Jays. The team would grab an insurance run when Chris Young lofted a single to left...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Jays should look toward 2014

In spring training, the Toronto Blue Jays were supposed to win the World Series. In April, they were one of the worst teams in the American League. In June, they won 11 straight games and moved above .500 for the first time. Now, after losing eight of 11, they once again are last in the AL East. They trail the first-place Boston Red Sox by 11 games. After more than three months...
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July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Activate LHP Darren Oliver

The Toronto Blue Jays have activated left-handed pitcher Darren Oliver from the 15-day disabled list Monday. He had missed around three-weeks due to a left shoulder strain. The long journeyed veteran has a solid 3.18 ERA in 2013, covering 17 innings. The post Toronto Blue Jays Activate LHP Darren Oliver appeared first on FFLockerRoom | Fantasy Sports Advice | Sports News | Sports Talk |.
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June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Jays' Happ moved to 60-day DL

The Toronto Blue Jays moved pitcher J.A. Happ to the 60-day disabled list Friday as the left-hander recovers from injuries after being hit in the head by a line drive earlier in this month. Happ suffered a skull fracture and a sprained right knee when he fell to the ground in pain after being struck behind the left ear by a liner off the bat of Tampa Bay's Desmond Jennings on...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays move J.A. Happ to 60-day disabled list

The Toronto Blue Jays have moved pitcher J.A. Happ to the 60-day disabled list as the left-hander recovers from injuries after being hit in the head with a line drive earlier in this month. Happ was placed on the 15-day disabled list after sustaining a skull fracture behind his left ear when a liner off the bat of Tampa Bay's Desmond Jennings caught the pitcher on the left side...
Via Fox Sports
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays DL update: Darren Oliver, J.A. Happ

Per Toronto Star scribe Brendan Kennedy's tweet, it appears that Toronto Blue Jays reliever Darren Oliver's shoulder woes have landed him on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 19th: Case u missed, Darren Oliver added to 15-day DL (shoulder, retroactive to May 19), Happ moved to 60-day, Sean Nolin called up. #bluejays — Brendan Kennedy (@BKennedyStar) May...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays LHP Darren Oliver Heads To Disabled List

The Toronto Blue Jays have placed veteran left-handed reliever Darren Oliver on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 19th, with a strained left shoulder. Taking his spot on the active roster will be left-handed starter Sean Nolin who will get his first major league start of his career against the Baltimore Orioles Friday night. Nolin, who was pitching for Toronto’s Double...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Oliver's return strengthens Blue Jays' bullpen

The return of Darren Oliver as the Toronto Blue Jays' main left-handed reliever increases the competition for jobs in the bullpen at spring training. "It's going to be a very competitive camp," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. Oliver does not have to worry about earning a spot, obviously. Casey Janssen, who became last year's closer; Sergio Santos...
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January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Oliver, 42, agrees to return to Blue Jays

Darren Oliver will reach an even 20 years in the major leagues, as the left-handed reliever agreed to return to the Toronto Blue Jays. After last season, the Blue Jays picked up Oliver's $3 million option for 2013. However, Oliver hadn't confirmed until Tuesday whether he intended to continue his career at age 42. In 2012, Oliver made 62 appearances for Toronto, serving...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Darren Oliver and his obsession with Texas and the Rangers

Toronto Blue Jays LHP Darren Oliver is apparently homesick of his native Texas. Prior to the 2012 season, he signed a 1 year, $4 million contract to play for the Jays. His contract called for a $3 million club option for the 2013 season. Oliver had what was his best MLB season at age 41 last year, going 3-4, 2.06 in 61 games, with 52 Ks in 56 2/3 IP. The Blue Jays did what was expected...
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January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Darren Oliver Looking for a Raise to Return to Blue Jays

Free Agent reliever Darren Oliver wants more money if the Toronto Blue Jays are going to bring him back.  However, wanting more and getting more are two different things altogether.  The Blue Jays have already spent a lot of money this offseason, and they may not be willing to shell out too much more to bring back a 42-year old reliever. Oliver performed well for the Blue Jays...
Via MLB Injury News
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Sources: LHP Oliver mulls retirement

Left-hander Darren Oliver's decision on whether to continue his career is more complicated than it might appear. Oliver, 42, wants to play, but is not willing to return to the Toronto Blue Jays unless the team increases his salary from $3 million, according to major-league sources. The reliever would rather retire than be away from his family for a salary that is well below...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

With Mo's return, we must direct ourselves at the most critical threat to the Yankees: Old Age

Yesterday, we obtained a 43-year-old closer. No, not Darren Oliver - although the way things are going, he could be next. No, we pulled in the greatest relief pitcher in history. Mariano will return. Why are we not celebrating? Well, maybe you are popping the corks. Maybe he's got another year in him. If anyone does, it's Mariano. But at 43, we'd be crazy not to think...
November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Pebble Hunting: Why Darren Oliver Might Really Retire This Time by Sam Miller

Just when Darren Oliver is out, he pulls himself back in. And he keeps getting better.
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Jays exercise option on Oliver, re-sign Davis

The Toronto Blue Jays have exercised their $3 million option on left-hander Darren Oliver and have signed outfielder Rajai Davis to a one-year, $2.5 million contract after declining the option on his previous two-year deal. Davis hit .257 with 24 doubles, eight home runs, 43 RBIs and 46 stolen bases last year. The Blue Jays held a $3 million option for 2013 with a $500,000 buyout...
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

LHP Darren Oliver considering retirement

According to John Lott of the National Post, left handed pitcher Darren Oliver is considering retirement. Even though he'll decide after the season is over, Lott says Oliver sounds like he's leaning towards retirement. “Every kid needs a father at home,” Oliver said. “That's important to me. I think it should be important to a lot of people. Baseball's second...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

No favorite in wide-open AL race

Five days from the end of the regular season, chaos reigns in the American League. Not a single division title has been clinched. As a matter of fact, not a drop of champagne has been spilled to celebrate the securing of a playoff berth. Friday night saw extraordinary pennant-race drama, with six of the seven games carrying playoff implications. (Pity the poor Indians and Royals...
Via Fox Sports
September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Visiting clubhouse far from foreign for Oliver

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Darren Oliver definitely knows the way to the visiting clubhouse at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. After all when he wasn't there on the home side during one of his three stints pitching for the two-time American League champions, the affable veteran made several appearances in Arlington as a visitor with the Red Sox, Astros and Angels. So, when he made his...
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May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Rays 5, Blue Jays 4(11)

B.J. Upton hit an RBI double in the 11th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Wednesday. Rich Thompson was hit by a pitch from Darren Oliver (0-2) to start the 11th and scored on Upton's one-out drive into the left-field corner. Jake McGee (1-1) struck out two during a perfect 11th. Tampa Bay took 2 of 3 from the Blue Jays, and have won 15 consecutive...
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May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Days of Cecil Past

It shouldn't take one of my trademark long winded posts to cover this, particularly when i'm writing as usual after everyone else you read has already weighed in. but I do have acouple of observations on today's rotation shuffle.Item: Drabek in. If you've been following me you know I've said for ever since McGowan came up lame that there was an unstated competition...
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April 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers’ Robbie Ross Vying for Bullpen Role

As spring training winds down, the Texas Rangers bullpen is still in flux. In particular, Robbie Ross is chasing a left-handed reliever role that current Toronto Blue Jay — and one of the game’s better relievers — Darren Oliver once had. At present, Ross is competing with Michael Kirkman for the job, which is of interest because Texas might employ only one lefty in its bullpen...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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