The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly signed left-handed pitcher Darren Oliver to a one-year deal, pending a physical.
Oliver, an 18-year MLB veteran, was the Texas Rangers top southpaw the past two seasons and in 2011 he posted a 2.29 ERA in 61 games (51 innings) with a 1.137 WHIP and 44 strikeouts.
Oliver would give the Blue Jays a veteran left-handed option in their bullpen in addition to the talented, yet inconsistent, Luis Perez.
In each of the past three seasons Oliver has lowered his ERA. He earned $3,250,000 in 2011.
On Friday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, citing two major league sources, reported the Blue Jays were close to signing the 41-year-old lefty.