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Indians acquire LHP Outman from Rockies for OF Stubbs

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The Cleveland Indians acquired left-handed pitcher Josh Outman from the Colorado in exchange for outfielder Drew Stubbs.

Outman, 29, was 3-0 with a 4.33 ERA in 61 relief appearances for the Rockies last season, limiting left-handed batters to a .198 batting average.

Stubbs, 29, spent last season with the Indians following four years with the Cincinnati Reds. He hit .233 with 10 home runs and 45 RBIs in 146 games in 2013. He is considered a good base-stealer and defensive outfielder likely to serve as a primary reserve with Carlos Gonzalez expected to start in center field next season.

The Rockies also acquired Franklin Morales and minor league pitcher Chris Martin from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Jonathan Herrera, according to

Morales, 27, went 2-2 with a 4.62 ERA in 20 appearances for the Red Sox last season.

Herrera, 28, hit .292 in 81 games for the Rockies, with one home run and 16 RBIs.

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