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Josh Outman | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Indians sent LHP Josh Outman outright to Triple-A Columbus.
The Indians designated Outman for assignment on June 18 and, somewhat surprisingly, he passed through waivers. He'll serve as organizational depth for the Indians. Jun 25 - 8:05 PM

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Indians designated LHP Josh Outman for assignment.

Outman posted a 3.24 ERA with 24 strikeouts over 24 2/3 innings, but the Indians evidently grew tired of his control issues (16 walks). He's making just $1.25 million this season and could draw some interest on waivers.
Jun 18 - 3:24 PM

Indians avoided arbitration with LHP Josh Outman by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The financials of the deal are not yet known. Outman, who was arbitration-eligible for the second time this offseason, came over to the Tribe in a trade with the Rockies. He put up a 4.33 ERA but held left-handed batters to a .198/.278/.261 slash line in 2013.
Jan 14 - 9:25 PM

Indians acquired LHP Josh Outman from the Rockies for OF Drew Stubbs.

The 29-year-old replaces Rich Hill as Cleveland's left-handed specialist, a role Outman proved himself equipped for in 2013 when he held same-sided swingers to a .198/.278/.261 slash line. Terry Francona will want to limit Outman's use, as right-handed hitters teed off on Outman (.883 OPS). The southpaw collected a 4.33 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 61 appearances for the Rockies this past season.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 02:43:00 PM

The Indians will receive left-hander Josh Outman from the Rockies in exchange for Drew Stubbs, reports the Denver Post's Troy Renck.

This is a trade of inconveniences, as Cleveland signed David Murphy to replace Stubbs, and Colorado signed Boone Logan to replace Outman. Some writers objected to both signings under the premise that the deposed were better players than their respective teams gave them credit for being. Now, they've been swapped for each other, giving both an opportunity at small-scale vengeance. The 29-year-old Outman posted a 4.33 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 61 relief appearances in 2013. Those numbers aren't relevant to Cleveland. These are: Outman was flogged by right-handed hitters to the tune of an .883 OPS this past season, but the southpaw held left-handed swingers to an awful .198/.278/.261 slash line. He'll replace Rich Hill as Cleveland's LOOGY.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 01:50:00 PM

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Red Sox are interested in left-hander Josh Outman.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported Monday that the Indians have "talked quite a bit" with the Rockies about Outman, but Renck hears that the Red Sox are also interested. The 28-year-old southpaw has a 4.42 ERA and 42/13 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 innings this season and has held left-handed batters to a .224 batting average and a .576 OPS.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 09:43:00 AM

The New York Post's Joel Sherman reports that the Indians have "talked quite a bit" with the Rockies about Josh Outman.

Outman has been back-and-forth from Triple-A to the majors this season, but he's held left-handed batters to a .576 OPS while with the big club. The southpaw is making just $675,000 this season and will be arbitration-eligible the next two winters.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 09:44:00 AM

Rockies recalled LHP Josh Outman from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Outman posted a 4.94 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 26/7 K/BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings with the Rockies earlier this season. The lefty will operate as a middle reliever.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 05:01:00 PM

Rockies optioned LHP Josh Outman to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Outman has posted a 4.94 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 26/7 K/BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings of relief this season for the Rockies. He should be given another shot later this year.
Sat, Jun 8, 2013 05:12:00 PM

Rockies recalled LHP Josh Outman from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Outman really struggled with the Rockies last season, but had a 0.84 ERA and 14/4 K/BB ratio over his first 10 2/3 innings with the Sky Sox this season. The 28-year-old southpaw figures to pitch in long relief.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 06:12:00 PM

Rockies optioned LHP Josh Outman to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

He gets the boot despite posting a 2.16 ERA over six spring appearances. He'll be an option for the big league bullpen or possibly rotation eventually.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 03:54:00 PM

Rockies avoided arbitration with LHP Josh Outman by signing him to a one-year, $675,000 contract.

The left-hander was a first-time arbitration-eligible player. Outman struck out a batter per inning but posted an ugly 8.19 ERA over 27 appearances for the Rockies last season.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 06:23:00 PM

Josh Outman is expected to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic.

Outman has been limited to just 109 innings this season between the majors and the minors, so he wants to build up his workload. The 28-year-old southpaw has an ugly 8.59 ERA and 36/17 K/BB ratio in 36 2/3 innings over seven starts and 16 relief appearances with the Rockies this year. He'll likely remain in the bullpen in 2013.
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 10:35:00 PM

Rockies recalled LHP Josh Outman from Double-A Tulsa.

Outman has an ugly 9.00 ERA and 32/16 K/BB ratio over 31 innings with the Rockies this season. The 27-year-old southpaw will pitch out of the bullpen for now, but could make a start or two before the season is over. He's not likely to be fantasy relevant.
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 05:44:00 PM

Rockies optioned LHP Josh Outman to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Outman walked five in a rough three-inning outing Monday in St. Louis and has registered a poor 9.00 overall ERA in 31 innings this season. The 27-year-old lefty is likely to be given another shot later this summer.
Wed, Jul 4, 2012 04:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Nick Swisher
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Mike Aviles
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Carlos Santana
2Lonnie Chisenhall
LF1Michael Brantley
2Chris Dickerson
CF1Michael Bourn
2Nyjer Morgan
RF1David Murphy
DH1Ryan Raburn
2Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Masterson
2Corey Kluber
3Josh Tomlin
4Trevor Bauer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3John Axford
4Marc Rzepczynski
5Carlos Carrasco
6Scott Atchison
7Kyle Crockett
8Vinnie Pestano
9Nick Hagadone
10Austin Adams