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Cleveland Indians Bolster Pitching by Trading Drew Stubbs, Signing Shaun Marcum

December 18th, 2013 at 7:21 PM
By Jeff D. Gorman
The Cleveland Indians traded outfielder Drew Stubbs to the Colorado Rockies for pitcher Josh Outman, according to ESPN.
 
After signing outfielder David Murphy, the Indians made Stubbs expendable, hoping to increase their power output from the outfield.
 
Outman, a left-handed reliever with the perfect name for a pitcher, posted a 3-0 record with a 4.33 ERA in 61 trips to the mound for the Rockies.
 
Also, Shaun Marcum signed as the Cleveland Indians' latest candidate for next year's starting rotation.
 
Marcum was a solid starter for the Brewers and Blue Jays for five years before spending last season with the Mets.
 
His year in the Big Apple was not a good one, posting a 1-10 record with a 5.29 ERA. In July, he underwent surgery to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome, which affects the hand, shoulder and neck.
 
The Cleveland front office is hoping that Marcum regains his previous form and competes for the No. 5 starter spot with Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin.
Tags: Baseball, Cleveland, Cleveland Indians, MLB

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