Yanks Acquire LHP Josh Outman

Didn't want to let this one slip by since it came out last night.  The Yankees made a small trade with the Cleveland Indians to acquire lefty reliever Josh Outman for either cash or a PTBNL.  Outman is expected to report to the big league club, possibly for tonight's game, and the smart money is on Rich Hill being DFA'd to clear spots on the 25 and 40-man rosters. Outman is a few weeks from his 30th birthday and this is his 6th MLB season.  He spent time in Oakland and Colorado in the past, and this was his first season in Cleveland.  He was pretty terrible in his time as an Indian (3.28/5.24/4.35, 16 BB, 4 HR, 24 K in 24.2 IP), although left-handed hitters have hit .180/.293/.380 against him.  For his career, the lefty batting line against him is .185/.257/.287.

He's not Tyler Webb or Jacob Lindgren, but it doesn't sound like it will cost the Yankees anything to get him and he should be better than Hill.  Another small deal to address a team weakness.