Josh Outman RP ATL 11 hours ago

Outman will likely begin the season on the disabled list, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Outman had to have his left shoulder evaluated after experiencing pain there last week, though the exact nature of the injury is not yet clear. The lefty was expected to slot in to the Braves' bullpen, but his season debut may have to be delayed beyond Opening Day.

Josh Outman RP ATL 3 months ago

Outman signed a one-year deal with the Braves on Monday.

Outman was designated for assignment by the Yankees in late September, and decided to become a free agent. It appears he has now been signed to the Braves' major league roster, and could fill a spot in the bullpen left by Jordan Walden, who was traded to the Cardinals.

Josh Outman RP ATL 6 months ago

Outman has been designated for assignment Monday.

The Yankees claimed outfielder Eury Perez off waivers from Washington on Monday, so Outman was the corresponding move to make room on the 40-man roster.

Josh Outman RP ATL 7 months ago

Outman has been called up by the Yankees, Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News reports.

He'll add a left-handed option to the relief corps for manager Joe Girardi, while taking the roster spot formerly held by Rich Hill.

Josh Outman RP ATL 7 months ago

Outman has been traded to the Yankees for a player to be named later or cash, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Outman could see work as a September call-up, but for now, will be used as organizational depth in the minors. The 29-year-old reliever owns a 4.43 ERA in the minors this season, but has elevated his game in the big leagues to the tune of a 3.18 ERA.

Josh Outman RP ATL 9 months ago

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.

Josh Outman RP ATL 9 months ago

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.

Josh Outman RP ATL 1 year ago

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.

Josh Outman RP ATL 1 year ago

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.

Josh Outman RP ATL 1 year ago

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.