It is no secret the Cleveland Indians have been looking for pitching help and that notion is only further intensified with the deadline looming ever close.
The Indians remain focused on adding a lefty reliever and have held serious talks with Colorado about Josh Outman. The Giants’ Javier Lopez, the Marlins’ Mike Dunn and the Angels’ Scott Downs also are available.
It is a strange interest because Outman has not been overly impressive in the majors, posting a 4.5 ERA. He has bounced around the league through various trades and has found some consistency with the Rockies.
That consistency looks like it could be coming to an end. Outman has some value to offer, especially against left-handed batters, but how much the Rockies will demand is hard to tell. As noted in the report, Outman is not the only pitcher the Indians could be pursuing at this point.
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