Jul 20, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher Josh Outman (88) delivers a pitch during the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

MLB trade rumors: Cleveland Indians want Josh Outman from Colorado Rockies

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.

According to one report the Indians have reached out to the Colorado Rockies about the availability of one Josh Outman. The main report comes from  Joel Sherman of the New York Post:

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.

Stay tuned.


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