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Weber fills long role before Oliver's Monday return

TORONTO -- Darren Oliver will return from the 15-day DL on Monday.

Oliver has been out since May 19 with shoulder soreness, but made two scoreless appearances last week with Class A Dunedin.

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TORONTO -- Darren Oliver will return from the 15-day DL on Monday.

Oliver has been out since May 19 with shoulder soreness, but made two scoreless appearances last week with Class A Dunedin.

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"He feels great, did well, no problems at all," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. "He'll be activated tomorrow."

The 42-year-old lefty could have been activated for Sunday's finale against the Rangers, but after Saturday's 18-inning marathon in which the Blue Jays exhausted their entire bullpen, the club recalled Thad Weber from Triple-A Buffalo to provide some long-inning insurance. Toronto optioned Brad Lincoln to Buffalo after Saturday's game.

"It's just one of those things that worked out for us to give [Oliver] another day of rest," Anthopoulos said.

Although brief, this marks Weber's third stint with a big league club this season and his second with Toronto. He threw a scoreless ninth in Sunday's 6-4 loss, making his fifth appearance for the Blue Jays after pitching in three games for San Diego earlier this season.

Toronto Blue Jays, Darren Oliver, Thad Weber