DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has acquired outfielder Drew Stubbs from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for left-handed pitcher Josh Outman.
Stubbs, 29, spent the entire 2013 season on the Cleveland Indians roster appearing in 146 games and batting .233 (100-for-430) with 21 doubles, 2 triples, 10 home runs, 45 RBI and 59 runs. Since the beginning of the 2010 season, Stubbs has stolen 117 bases in 142 attempts (82.4%) which are the 10th-most in the Majors. Over his five-year career with the Cincinnati Reds (2009-2012) and Indians (2013), the University of Texas product has hit .274 (165-for-603) against left-handed pitching and an overall .239 average (531-for-2221) with 80 doubles, 14 triples, 69 home runs, 223 RBI and 344 runs. Stubbs was originally drafted by the Reds in the first round (8th overall pick) of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.
Outman, 29, made a total of 61 appearances for the Rockies in 2013 going 3-0 with a 4.33 ERA (54.0 ip, 26 er) with 56 hits, 23 walks and 53 strikeouts. Outman originally began the campaign with Triple-A Colorado Springs and went 1-0 with a 0.84 ERA (10.2 ip, 1 er) over two stints with the Sky Sox, before spending the rest of the season with Colorado on June 11. In 121 career games, 32 starts, Outman has gone 12-11 with a 4.61 ERA (246.0 ip, 126 er), 252 hits, 99 walks and 200 strikeouts.