Dec 18, 2013 7:53 PM by Jordan Mason
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Indians have acquired left-hander Josh Outman from Colorado for outfielder Drew Stubbs.
The 29-year-old Outman spent most of last season with the Rockies, going 3-0 with a 4.33 ERA in 61 relief appearances. Outman limited left-handed hitters to a .198 average and had a 3.41 ERA in hitter-friendly Coors Field.
The Indians had issues getting out left-handers, a reason they acquired Marc Rzepczynski from St. Louis before the trade deadline.
Outman has a 12-11 career record with a 4.61 ERA 146 games for Oakland and Colorado.
Stubbs, who came to Cleveland in last December's trade with Cincinnati for Shin-Soo Choo, batted .233 with 10 homers and 17 steals as a part-time player for the Indians. Cleveland's signing of free agent David Murphy made Stubbs expendable.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)