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Oliver looking for “best opportunity to win”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 05, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Would Darren Oliver fit as a second lefty in the Yankees bullpen?

Jerry Crasnick reports that the 41-year-old is considering pitching again, and his wife wants him to, “go wherever he thinks he has the best opportunity to win a ring.” The Yankees would surely offer that sort of opportunity, and they’re in the market for a lefty on a one-year deal (those multi-year LOOGY contracts haven’t worked out so well).

Lefties hit .227/.269/.318 off Oliver this season. They hit .200/.234/.295 off him last year.

Another free agent pitcher that will surely be debated this winter: Mark Buerhle is reportedly willing to look into signing with any team — not only those in familiar midwest cities — but he might actually lean toward the National League this winter.




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