December 21, 2009
The Rangers have supposedly been talking to Oliver's reps since the Winter Meetings at the start of December and are now about to snag a 39-year-old lefty who had 65 strikeouts in 73 innings last year when he pitched for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Oliver also had a 2.71 ERA and 1.14 WHIP.
He previously spent time with the Rangers from 1993-1998 and from 2000-2001.
For those of you keeping score at home, Oliver's dad, Bob Oliver, was also a major leaguer.