The Yankees have acquired left-hander Josh Outman from the Indians in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to a team announcement. Although Outman has spent the last two months with the Indians' Triple-A affiliate, he will immediately join the Yankees' major league team.
Outman joins lefties David Huff and Rich Hill in the Yankees' bullpen, finally getting a chance to come back to the majors after being outrighted off the 40-man roster by Cleveland in late June. After posting a 3.28 ERA while struggling with control issues at the major league level, he has has gone 3-1 with a 4.43 ERA in 22.1 innings with Triple-A Columbus while posting an improved 3.2 K/9 ratio.
In parts of six major league seasons with the Athletics (2008-2009, 2011), Rockies (2012-2013) and Indians (2014), Outman is the owner of a lifetime 16-11 record and 4.49 ERA in 152 appearances (32 starts). He was sent to Cleveland last offseason in a one-for-one swap for Drew Stubbs and is under team control through the 2015 season.