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Blue Jays Finalize $4M Deal with LHP Darren Oliver



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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 24: Darren Oliver #28 of the Texas Rangers pitches in the eighth inning during Game Five of the MLB World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    The Toronto Blue Jays have finalized a $4 million, one-year contract with left-hander Darren Oliver.

    The deal, agreed to last month, includes a $3 million team option for 2013.

    The 41-year-old spent the last two seasons with the AL champion Texas Rangers, going a 5-5 with two saves and a 2.29 ERA in 51 innings last year. An 18-year major league veteran. he has a 112-90 record and 4.60 ERA.

    To make room on the 40-man roster, Toronto designated infielder Mark Teahen for assignment Monday.