Monday, December 21, 2009

Third time's the charm?

The Rangers signed former Ranger Darren Oliver today. Darren, shown here on card number 209 of the 1997 Upper Deck set, has played for the Rangers in two previous stints.

He broke into the Bogs with them in 1993 and stayed with them until July 31, 1998 when he was traded to the Cardinals. He was back as a free agent in 2000 and was traded again in December of 2001, this time to the Red Sox.

The deal that Texas and Oliver reached is a one year contract for $3.5 million in 2010 with an option for 2011. Seems to be a good move to strengthen the bullpen.


RWH said...

I'm still confounded as to why the Angels let Oliver leave like this. Just a disaster of an offseason.

night owl said...

Lefties always land some place, don't they?

Spiff said...

Lefties do seem to last longer in the Majors. It seems like this signing was probably a good one.