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Darren Oliver

Full Name: Darren Christopher Oliver
Born: October 6, 1970 in Kansas City, MO
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 198
Bats: Right Throws: Left
Personal: Wife (Melissa – 11/6/99) – Son (Brock Christopher – 7/27/00)
Resides: Arlington, TX
MLB Debut: Sep 1, 1993


Notes

  • Threw the first ever interleague pitch at TBIA against the Giants on 6/12/97.
  • Darren wore #14 during the 2000 season, as Esteban Loaiza had 28 when he returned to Texas.
  • One of only three players with three stints as a Ranger (the others are Bill Haselman & Kenny Rogers).

Team History

  • 1993-1998: Texas Rangers (originally drafted June 1988)
  • 1998-1999: St. Louis Cardinals (via trade with Fernando Tatis & Mark Little for Todd Stottlemyre & Royce Clayton on Jul 31, 1998)
  • 2000-2001: Texas Rangers (signed as a free agent on Jan 12, 2000)
  • 2002: Boston Red Sox (via trade for Carl Everett on Dec 13, 2001 – released 7/02)
  • 2002: St. Louis Cardinals (as a minor league free agent on Jul 21, 2002
  • 2003: Colorado Rockies (as a minor league free agent on Jan 29, 2003)
  • 2004: Florida Marlins (as a free agent on Jan 28, 2004)
  • 2004: Houston Astros (via trade for PTBNL or $ on Jul 22, 2004 – GFA Dec 7, 2004)
  • 2005: Colorado Rockies (as a minor league free agent on Jan 12, 2005 – Released Mar 31, 2005)
  • 2005: Arizona Diamondbacks (as a minor league free agent on Apr 10, 2005)
  • 2005: Chicago Cubs (as a minor league free agent on May 8, 2005)
  • 2006: New York Mets (as a minor league free agent on Dec 19, 2005)
  • 2007-2009: Anaheim Angels (as a free agent on Dec 11, 2006)
  • 2010-2011: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Dec 22, 2009)
  • 2012- : Toronto Blue Jays (as a free agent on Jan 9, 2012)

Salary History

  • 2013: $3 Million
  • 2012: $4 Million
  • 2011: $3.25 Million
  • 2010: $3 Million
  • 2009: $3.665 Million
  • 2008: $2 Million
  • 2007: $1.5 Million
  • 2006: $600,000
  • 2005: Unknown – Minors
  • 2004: $750,000 (w/addtl 250k in incentives)
  • 2003: $350,000
  • 2002: $7 Million
  • 2001: $7 Million
  • 2000: $5 Million
  • 1999: $3.55 Million
  • 1998: $3.05 Million
  • 1997: $1.075 Million
  • 1996: $220,000
  • 1995: $165,000
  • 1994: $109,000
  • 1993: $109,000

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