JOSH OUTMAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

2014 IBI Positional Rankings: The Left-handed Relievers

Today we move on to the left-handed relief pitchers in our annual IBI positional rankings. Like with the right-handed relievers, this is a tough position to rank because lefty relievers can be scarce in a farm system for a variety of reasons. At the moment the Indians have a solid one-two punch in Cleveland in Marc Rzepczynski and Josh Outman and have them backed up with Nick Hagadone...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lefty Josh Outman looking for home in Cleveland Indians' bullpen

Josh Outman has this trade thing down. When the assistant trainer calls, he starts packing. The left-hander has been traded three times in his career. The last two times, including the transaction that brought him to Cleveland, started the same way. “The day before the Rockies traded me, the assistant trainer called and said, “Hey, just checking in.’” said Outman. “It...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians avoid arbitration with lefty Josh Outman

New left-handed reliever Josh Outman agreed to a $1.25 million deal in 2014 with the Cleveland Indians, the first of likely many arbitration-eligible deals to be announced shortly. Famously, Cleveland has avoided going to an arbitration hearing since 1991. This season, six total players filed for arbitration — ace Justin Masterson, outfielder Michael Brantley, right-handers Vinnie...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians, LHP Outman avoid salary arbitration

The Indians have avoided salary arbitration with reliever Josh Outman by signing him to a $1.25 million, one-year contract. Outman has yet to pitch for Cleveland, which acquired him in a trade last month from Colorado for outfielder Drew Stubbs. The 29-year-old Outman went 3-0 with a 4.22 ERA in 61 games for the Rockies last season. The Indians had trouble with left-handed hitters...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Outman in — Tribe bullpen takes shape before calendar turns

It is not sexy. It is not a needle moving addition. But the Indians got better yesterday. A surplus of right field options has spawned a plugging of another hole. A bullpen gutted by free agent turnover looks as though it has been completely remade.  But will this group come together and be as good as they look on paper? The addition of David Murphy made last year’s regular right...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Looking At Colorado RP Josh Outman

(Jamie Sabau, Getty Images)Maybe the rumors about the Red Sox flipping newly-acquired (and disappointing) LHP Matt Thornton are right. Why else would Boston be hot in pursuit of Colorado LHP Josh Outman? Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post reports that both the Indians and Red Sox are after Outman—who has held left-handed batters to a .224 average this year. The 28-year old is also...
Via FenwayNation
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumor: Indians Interested In LHP Josh Outman

With the glaring need for a left-handed matchup reliever, the Indians are apparently active in talks to acquire one. Joel Sherman, baseball columnist for The New York Post, indicates that the Indians have interest in Rockies pitcher Josh Outman. Keep hearing #Indians are looking at LH rlf and have talked quite a bit with #Rockies about Josh Outman (.576 OPS v. LHs) — Joel Sherman...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Q&A: Josh Outman on the MLB Strike Zone

According to PITCH/fx, umpires weren’t giving Josh Outman the benefit of a doubt in 2011. If their called-strike data is accurate, only 65.3% of pitches the lefthander threw in the strike zone went in his favor. A remarkable 34.7% of would-be-strikes were called balls. He was among the most-squeezed pitchers in baseball that season. Outman holds no grudges against umpires’ judgment...
Via Fangraphs
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies recall left-handed reliever Josh Outman

Reliever Josh Outman was recalled Friday from the Colorado Rockies' Triple A affiliate in Colorado Springs, giving the big league team another left-hander in the bullpen. In a corresponding move, the Rockies optioned right-handed reliever Chris Volstad to Colorado Springs. Rockies manager Walt Weiss said the club wanted to bolster its left-handed bullpen depth because of a...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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Rockies P strains oblique vomiting

Colorado Rockies pitcher Josh Outman is headed for a stint on the disabled list after straining his oblique while vomiting during a bout with food poisoning. 

Via Next Impulse Sports
April 04, 2012  |  3 Comments
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