Oliver agrees to a one-year deal with Blue Jays

Left-handed reliever Darren Oliver has agreed to a one-year deal with the Blue Jays with a club option for 2013.  The deal is pending a physical but the two sides have agreed to terms.

Oliver appeared in 61 games for the Rangers in 2011 and was 5-5 with a 2.29 ERA that was the 11th best among A.L. left-handed relievers. He has been in the playoffs for six straight seasons with the Mets, Angels and Rangers.

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Oliver will be missed more than a lot of Ranger fans realize. Left-handed relief must be addressed.

i will miss Ollie just like a pooch a miss that troublesome flea.

lets not get carried away here. i would much rather have the sandwich pick in next years draft.

i can still see those 83 mph 2 seamers from game 6 in my nightmares.

Oliver looks like Sandy Koufax compared to the other lefty relivers on the free agent market. In the middle innings of a game when Ron Washington goes out to the mound to pull his starter in a key situation he can’t bring in Not Oliver to face Dustin Ackley or Bobby Abreu.

Are you speaking of koufax of 1961 or 2011 ? . . i knew Toronto would”nt just sit quietly and let the Darvish salvo go un answered.

But all joke aside he will be missed, this is a good get for Toronto.

Carlos Quentin is a good get the the Pads too.

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