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Josh Outman | Relief Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Pirates released LHP Josh Outman.
Outman was sporting a 4.95 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 15/3 K/BB ratio in 20 innings this season at Triple-A Indianapolis. The 31-year-old left-hander hasn't appeared in a game at the major league level since 2014. Aug 22 - 11:18 AM

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Pirates signed LHP Josh Outman to a minor league contract.

Outman had been pitching in independent ball after recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome. The lefty reliever will provide organizational depth.
Jul 8 - 5:31 PM

Braves activated LHP Josh Outman from the 60-day disabled list; released him.

Outman has missed all of this season due to thoracic outlet syndrome. He began a rehab assignment last month, but evidently the Braves weren't bullish on his chances of contributing this season. The southpaw will now be free to seek employment elsewhere.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 06:29:00 PM

Josh Outman (shoulder) has begun a minor league rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Braves.

Outman has been out for the entirety of the season thus far due to thoracic outlet syndrome. He's still at least several weeks away from being ready to rejoin the Braves bullpen.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 08:45:00 PM

Braves placed LHP Josh Outman on the 60-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury.

Outman is sidelined indefinitely with ongoing discomfort in his throwing shoulder. X-rays and an MRI taken near the end of spring training came back inconclusive.
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 01:11:00 PM

X-rays and an MRI taken this week on Josh Outman's shoulder came back inconclusive.

Now the Braves are sending him to a specialist in St. Louis. Outman inked a one-year, $925,000 contract with the Braves in January and was expected to serve as a lefty specialist this season for Atlanta. It sounds like he's dealing with something major.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 02:25:00 PM

Josh Outman is having his shoulder examined in Atlanta.

The left shoulder began barking at Outman after he pitched on Thursday. The Braves signed the lefty to a one-year contract back in January. When healthy, he acts as a left-handed specialist. Between the Indians and Yankees last season, Outman held a 2.86 ERA with 26 strikeouts and 16 walks in 28 1/3 innings.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 03:49:00 PM

Braves signed LHP Josh Outman to a one-year contract.

The deal carries a $925,000 base salary with $475,000 available through performance-based bonuses. Outman had stints with the Indians and Yankees last season and posted a 2.86 ERA with 26 strikeouts and 16 walks over 28 1/3 innings. The 30-year-old could stick as a left-handed specialist with Atlanta.
Wed, Jan 7, 2015 03:37:00 PM

Yankees sent LHP Josh Outman outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Outman was designated for assignment last Monday and is now officially off the Yankees' 40-man roster. He has a 4.43 ERA in 274 1/3 career major league innings.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 01:57:00 PM

Yankees designated LHP Josh Outman for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-claimed Eury Perez on the 40-man roster. Outman was acquired from the Indians less than a month ago and tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings during his brief stint with the team.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 04:26:00 PM

Yankees acquired LHP Josh Outman from the Indians in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.

Outman had been at Triple-A Columbus after being removed from the Indians' 40-man roster, but he'll report to the big club with the Yankees. He has control issues (16 walks in 24 2/3 innings this season), but Outman has struck out over a batter per inning in his career as a reliever and held lefties to a .188/.257/.287 batting line.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 09:49:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 08:05:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 03:24:00 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.
Tue, Jan 14, 2014 09:25:00 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