Dec 11 10:49a
The Phillies selected Oliver with the 14th pick in Thursday's Rule 5 draft.
The 27-year-old seemed to find his niche in the bullpen last season. In 48 appearances with the Pirates' Triple-A Indianapolis affiliate, Oliver posted a 2.53 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 12.0 K/9, with a .129 BAA against opposing lefties. Control has been a major issue for Oliver in his five minor league seasons (5.8 BB/9), but a specialist role in 2015 is well within the realm of possibility.