Blue Jays lure Darren Oliver back

Blue Jays pitcher Darren Oliver wants a raise or he will retire. Alex Anthopoulos said he won't...

Blue Jays pitcher Darren Oliver wants a raise or he will retire. Alex Anthopoulos said he won't give the pitcher more money. (FRED THORNHILL/Reuters file photo)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:37 PM ET

TORONTO - Lefty Darren Oliver, maybe the most consistent Blue Jays reliever last year, has agreed to pitch for the 2013.

Whether he is dealt to the Texas Rangers and home to Arlington, Tex., like a recent waiver claim, in the next few days remains to be seen. Just kidding.

“I talked to Alex last weekend and told him I didn’t think I’d be back,” Oliver said in a conference call. “Every off-season is different whether it’s homework with my kids, practice.


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