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Yankees acquire left-hander Josh Outman from Indians

Aug 28, 2014, 10:21 PM EDT

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According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the Yankees have acquired left-hander Josh Outman from the Indians for cash considerations or a player to be named later. He’s expected to join the major league roster.

Outman had a 3.28 ERA and 24/16 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings with the Indians this season prior to being designated for assignment in June. After passing through waivers, he was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus, where he had a 4.43 ERA over 23 appearances.

Outman owns a 4.49 ERA in the majors, but he has averaged 9.3 K/9 as a reliever and has held left-handed batters to a .188/.257/.287 batting line for his career. He could come in handy in a specialist role for the Bombers.

  1. pisano - Aug 28, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    No wonder, take a look at the base on balls, 16 in 24 innings, that’s a train wreck waiting to happen.

  2. serbingood - Aug 28, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Seriously? Why? Warm body syndrome setting in. Not a good sign.

  3. tuucamaron - Aug 29, 2014 at 2:00 AM

    Why they don’t just bring jacob this year 55 pick,oh that’s right then he will become arbitration eligible sooner,I thought the cheapos were owning the other team in New York

  4. bobwheel - Aug 29, 2014 at 2:03 AM

    Outman? They need Hitman.

  5. luz56 - Aug 29, 2014 at 4:51 AM

    Cashman overheard Girardi say…. Damn it I need an out man!! Next day Cash says… “I’ve got him”…this is the only reasonable explanation

  6. Eutaw's Finest - Aug 29, 2014 at 6:49 AM

    Does somebody have a total body count on players acquired by the Yankees this season? I feel like it’s a new guy every week since July.

  7. trbmb - Aug 29, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Cashboy The Magnificent strikes again. Goal this year is break last year’s Yankee record size roster of 56 total players. Cashboy is going for 60+. Hopefully these are the last days of Cashboy. He will seek a job elsewhere where much cash is available for him. Cashboy can’t operate without plenty of cash.

  8. sicoviews - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    If this means that we NEVER have to have Shawn Kelley take the mound again, it is a good thing.

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