The Texas Rangers are nearing completion of a one-year deal to add LHP Darren Oliver to the bullpen, two sources said Sunday night.
Oliver, 39, has been used as a reliever for the last four years and has found significant success in that role.
Over the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, he is 12-2 with a 2.79 ERA.
He has held left-handed hitters to a .247 batting average with a .286 on-base percentage during that time.
Oliver still lives in the area, and his agents met with the Rangers during the winter meeting.
At the time, Oliver was seeking at least the same salary as he made with the Angels in 2009 ($3.65 million).
The Rangers were believed to be in the $3 million range, but were waiting on a deal for Mike Lowell to be completed.
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