Blue Jays add lefty to 'pen in Darren Oliver

The Toronto Blue Jays signed left-hander Darren Oliver to a one-year, $4-million US contract Monday with a club option for 2013. The 41-year-old had a 2.29 ERA over 51 innings last year with Texas.

Veteran signs on for 1 year after posting 2.29 ERA over 51 innings last year with Rangers

Reliever Darren Oliver, who pitched the past two seasons with the Rangers, has appeared 654 career games, including 229 starts, and sports a 112-90 record and 4.60 ERA. (Charlie Riedel/Associated Press)

The Toronto Blue Jays signed left-hander Darren Oliver to a one-year, $4-million US contract Monday with a club option for 2013.

The option is worth $3 million.

The 41-year-old Oliver spent the last two seasons with the Texas Rangers, posting a 5-5 record with two saves and a 2.29 ERA over 51 innings last year.

Oliver has played for eight teams over his career, including three separate occasions with Texas.

The 18-year veteran has appeared 654 career games, including 229 starts, and has posted a 112-90 record and 4.60 ERA.

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