The Angels and Darren Oliver avoided arbitration Friday by reaching terms on a contract that will pay the left-handed reliever $3.665 million.
Oliver, 38, was 7-1 with a career-best 2.88 earned-run average in 54 games last season, when he made $1.75 million.
The agreement between Oliver and the team leaves four Angels -- pitcher Ervin Santana, catcher Mike Napoli and infielders Robb Quinlan and Maicer Izturis -- unsigned.
The club and the players are scheduled to exchange arbitration figures Tuesday with arbitration hearings to begin Feb. 1 in Phoenix.
-- Kevin Baxter
Moves and signings
Reliever Grant Balfour agreed to a $1.4-million, one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, avoiding arbitration. . . . Greg Dobbs and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a $2.5-million, two-year contract that avoided arbitration for the pinch-hitting specialist. . . . The Chicago Cubs and infielder Ronny Cedeno have agreed to a one-year contract worth $822,500. . . . Former Dodgers right-hander Matt Herges and Jack Cassel -- the older brother of New England quarterback Matt Cassel -- agreed to minor league contracts with the Cleveland Indians. . . . Catcher Gregg Zaun reached a preliminary agreement on a one-year deal with the Baltimore Orioles, where he would fill the starting role vacated by the trade of Ramon Hernandez to the Cincinnati Reds.