The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has acquired LHP JOSH OUTMAN from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for OF DREW STUBBS.
Outman, 29, spent most of the 2013 season with Colorado, compiling a mark of 3-0 with a 4.33 ERA in 61 relief appearances. He limited left-handed batters to a .198 (22-111, .539OPS) average against, recorded a 3.41ERA in Coors Field (29.0IP, 30H, 11ER) and allowed only 3 home runs and averaged 8.83 strikeouts per 9.0IP over his 54.0 innings pitched. He finished 9th among National League relievers in pct. of inherited runners who scored at 17.6% (6-of-34).
The St. Louis, MO native began his professional career after being selected in the 10th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft by Philadelphia. The University of Central Missouri product debuted in 2008 after being traded to Oakland for RHP Joe Blanton and spent the last two years in the Colorado Rockies organization after being acquired in January 2012 from the A's for OF Seth Smith.