With just three days until the waiver trade deadline, for players teams acquire to be eligible for the postseason, the Yankees made a LOOGY addition, someone I suggested way back in June. The Yankees acquired relief pitcher Josh Outman from the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named or cash.
Indians traded LHP Josh Outman to the NY Yankees for a player to be named or cash. Outman, who was at Columbus, will report to NYY MLB club
— Cleveland Indians (@tribeinsider) August 29, 2014
Outman wasn’t on the Indians 40-man roster and has to be added to the Yankees 40-man roster, so it’s very possible the Rich Hill experience is over.
Outman held lefties to just a .180 average with Cleveland in 2014. He was 3-1 with a 4.43 ERA for AAA Columbus, but struck out 20 in 22.1 innings while walking eight. In 24.2 big league innings, he had walked 16, so he showed improved control.
The Yankees have a couple more days to make a move or two. It wouldn’t surprise me if they weren’t finished.