Former Texas Ranger pitcher Darren Oliver has been keeping a watchful eye over several Rangers pitchers. The Rangers brought Oliver to help with the younger pitchers and for experience. Oliver has 20 years in the majors, 10 of those were with the Texas Rangers.
He recently helped with winter camps and the mini camp that was held at Globe Life Park.
Anthony Andro and Richard Durrett snapped some pictures and a video during workouts
— Anthony Andro (@aandro) February 17, 2014
From Richard Durrett
— Richard Durrett (@espn_durrett) February 17, 2014
Also, he was seen working with Joakim Soria
Joakim Soria working under watchful eye of Darren Oliver pic.twitter.com/Cq4r0cGgIX
— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) February 17, 2014
Oliver is there basically to mentor the pitchers and to share his knowledge. He’s not going to be a full-time coach, he has said he’s retired and doesn’t want a full-time job.
“It was time,” Oliver said. “I’m definitely retired. It’s not there any more.” (Dallas News – Gerry Fraley)
Over his career, he had an ERA of 4.51 with a record of 118-98 over 766 games/1915.2 innings.