Darren Oliver joins the Texas Rangers for spring training


May 18, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Travis Hafner (33) rounds the bases past Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Darren Oliver (38) after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. Yankees win 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

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.

"“I’m more interested in his experience,” manager Ron Washington told The Dallas Morning News. “He’s got something to offer. He’s a winner.” (NBCDFW -Red Fever Adam Boedeker)"

Anthony Andro and Richard Durrett snapped some pictures and a video during workouts

From Richard Durrett

Also, he was seen working with Joakim Soria

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.