Josh Outman RP CLE 3 Months

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 CLE 4 Months

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 CLE 4 Months

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.

Josh Outman RP CLE 9 Months

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.

Josh Outman RP CLE 9 Months

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.

Josh Outman RP CLE 11 Months

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.

Josh Outman RP CLE 11 Months

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.

Josh Outman RP CLE Apr 19 '13

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.

Josh Outman RP CLE Mar 24 '13

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.

Josh Outman RP CLE Jan 16 '13

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.