Cleveland Indians trade Drew Stubbs for Josh Outman

The  Indians traded Outfielder Drew Stubbs to the Colorado Rockies for Left handed pitcher Josh Outman. 

Outman, 29, spent most of the 2013 season with Colorado, compiling a mark of 3-0 with a 4.33 ERA in 61 relief appearances.

He limited left-handed batters to a .198 (22-111, .539OPS) average against, recorded a 3.41ERA in Coors Field (29.0IP, 30H, 11ER) and allowed only 3 home runs and averaged 8.83 strikeouts per 9.0IP over his 54.0 innings pitched.

He finished 9th among National League relievers in pct. of inherited runners who scored at 17.6% (6-of-34).

The St. Louis, Missouri native began his professional career after being selected in the 10th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft by Philadelphia.

Stubbs spent one season with the Indians after being traded from the Cincinnati Reds. While he provided speed on the basepaths, he struck out 141 times in 430 at bats.  He had 10 home runs and a .233 batting average. Both are career lows with more than 136 games played in a season.

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