July 23, 2014

MLB Trade News: Indians trade Drew Stubbs to Rockies for Josh Outman

UPDATE: The Indians are getting pitcher Josh Outman from the Rockies.

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According to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter the Cleveland Indians have sent outfielder Drew Stubbs to the Colorado Rockies. It is not yet known what the Indians got in return.

For the Indians, this cures what could have been a logjam in the outfield. The Indians have Michael Bourn, Michael Brantley, Ryan Raburn, Nick Swisher and added David Murphy.

When that Murphy deal was rumored, Jacob said the following about the Indians’ outfield situation.

It’s a bit of a surprising deal for the Tribe, who already have over $30 million committed to outfielders Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn and Ryan Raburn for 2014. Incumbent right fielder Drew Stubbs is a potential non-tender candidate, as he’s expected to garner about $3.8 million in arbitration, per MLBTradeRumors.

Murphy has averaged 130 games for the Texas Rangers over the last six seasons. During this time, he’s averaged a .272/.335/.436 line with 1.7 WAR per year. He’s been primarily a left fielder and had by far his worst season in 2013, batting just .220/.282/.374 in 142 contests. He earned $5.775 million in his final arbitration season this past year. A lefty hitter, he seems to be a good fit in a time-share with fellow veteran Raburn in right.

We will obviously update this when we find out what the Indians got in return.

[Related: Pluto: David Murphy’s BABIP incredibly low]

  • nj0

    And open to his rapping…

  • mgbode

    noone is open to his rapping. they were willing to overlook that particular flaw ;)

  • left out

    pay the toll to get in to that boy’s hole

  • mgbode

    agreed. also, I’m surprised he didn’t stubbornly break it out at some point yet. I know that I likely would have when I was stuck in a slump. If you are having one of those days you just cannot find your location, then just bust this out and see if it helps.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Cromulent… iconoclast. Seems you do have a sense of humor. I love the Simpson’s too! (so does Garry_Owen… you two would probably get along if you weren’t at each other’s necks all of the time).

    http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Made-up_words

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    LoL needed to go after Trevor over a year ago to late now. Now you get another “reach” for the bullpen. Tribe Fever baby it’s getting good now!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Or Hagadone.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Weezard

  • chompchomp

    Better than a closer named Balfour!

  • Jason Hurley

    Oh noes! A spelling mistake! My deepest and most sincere apologies.

  • Cyrus

    I don’t understand why you still play CarGo in center. Leave him in left or right and should have moved Cuddy back to first and save that money for a signing now or later in the OF. Stubbs, CarGo , and whoever can man the OF.