By Jason Shetler
According to the Indianapolis Indians Twitter account, Josh Outman has been released from the organization.
Outman began the 2016 season with the New Britain Bees of the Atlantic League where he posted a 4.24 ERA along with a 1.27 WHIP in 14 starts. Prior to joining Independent ball, he spent parts of six seasons pitching in the Majors with the Oakland A’s, Colorado Rockies, Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees.
The Pirates purchased Outman’s contract from New Britain on July 9th, and he reported to Indianapolis. He made ten appearances with the Indians, which included one spot start, and had a 4.95 ERA with a WHIP of 1.35.