The Rangers have signed 39-year old lefty reliever Darren Oliver to a 1-year deal worth $3.5 million bucks with a vesting option for the 2011 season worth $2.75 million bucks. Oliver pitched in 63 games (1 start) for the Angels last season and he was 5-1 with a 2.71 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. This will be the Oliver’s second go around with the Rangers. He pitched 8 years early in his career with the Rangers working in 192 games (137 starts) in which he was 54-47 with 2 saves, a 5.28 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP. But, Oliver has really been solid since working out of the bullpen the last few years so I really like this signing for the Rangers. I like it because it helps the Rangers while hurting the Angels at the same time. Oliver has now pitched in 16 years in his major league career working in 529 games (229 starts) in which he is 106-83 with 2 saves, a 4.75 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP.