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Yankees Acquire First Outman In Team History

In a groundbreaking move, the Yankees have acquired lefty specialist Josh Outman from the Indians for a player to be named later or cash. (For Alphonso's sake and for everyone's, I hope we send them Cash.)The Yankees have never had an Outman on the major league roster before. In fact, Josh Outman is the only player with the moniker to ever appear on any major league roster in history...
August 29, 2014  |  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

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

Outman wants to earn a roster spot

(Eds: APNewsNow. ) Josh Outman hopes his pitching career finally blossoms with the Colorado Rockies. The left-hander is fully recovered from ligament replacement surgery that cost him nearly two years. Outman was traded to the Rockies, his third organization in four years, from the Oakland Athletics and he's convinced this will be the year he will be able to pitch the way he did...
Via FOX Sports
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Q&A: Josh Outman, a Biomechanical Quandary

Josh Outman was back last year after missing the 2010 season due to an arm injury that required Tommy John surgery. That alone doesn’t make him unique — plenty of hurlers undergo the procedure — but there‘s more to the story. Outman was employing a conventional delivery when his pitching elbow gave out, but that hadn’t always been the case. Prior to being drafted — in 2005 by the...
Via Fangraphs
February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

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