Full name JOSHUA STEPHEN OUTMAN...Wife, Ashley...Two daughters, Sawyer Kathleen (3) and Bryar (1)...2002 graduate of Lindbergh High School where he played baseball and ran cross country...Attended Forest Park Community College (St. Louis) before transferring to the University of Central Missouri...Was 10-2 as a junior and led the Mules to the NCAA Division II World Series...Brother, Zach, was drafted by Toronto (28th round) in 2009 and pitched two years in the Jays system.
Was on Cleveland's Opening Day roster and made 31 relief appearances for the Indians before being designated for assignment on 6/18 and outrighted to Triple-A Columbus on 6/25...Held left-handed hitters to a .180 batting average (9-for-50) with CLE...In 23 appearances (one start) with Columbus, went 3-1 with a 4.43 ERA while fanning 20 over 22.1 IP...Acquired by the Yankees on 8/28 from the Indians with cash considerations in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations...Was selected from Triple-A Scranton/WB on 8/29 and made his Yankees debut that night at TOR, allowing a single to his only batter faced in the eighth...Posted a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/3.2 IP) without recording a decision in nine relief appearances with NYY (8/29-9/22). He did not allow any of his seven inherited runners to score...Was designated for assignment by NYY on 9/22...Outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but elected free agency on 9/29.
Spent most of the 2013 season with Colorado, compiling a mark of 3-0 with a 4.33 ERA in 61 relief appearances after beginning the year at AAA Colorado Springs (recalled on 4/21)...He limited left-handed batters to a .198 (22-111, .539OPS) average against, recorded a 3.41ERA in Coors Field (29.0IP, 30H, 11ER) and allowed only 3 home runs and averaged 8.83 strikeouts per 9.0IP over his 54.0 innings pitched...Finished 9th among National League relievers in pct. of inherited runners who scored at 17.6% (6-of-34)... The .198 clip against left-handed batters was the 6th-lowest mark for a National League reliever...In his career lefties have batted .189 (59-312) off him.
In his first season with Colorado, the left-hander went 1-3 with a 8.19 ERA (40.2 ip, 37 er), 20 walks and 40 strikeouts
in 27 appearances, seven starts, over two stints with the big league club. Outman began the season on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique he suffered during Spring Training...made
six rehab appearances between Modesto, Tulsa and Colorado Springs, going 0-0 with a 1.29 ERA (7.0 ip, 1 er), two
walks and seven strikeouts while holding opponents to a .217 (5-for-23) average. Was optioned to Tulsa 7/4 and went 2-5 with a 3.63 ERA (69.1 ip, 28 er), 30 walks and 71 strikeouts in 14 appearances,
11 starts, for the Drillers. Recalled for the remainder of the season on 9/10 and finished the season in the Rockies bullpen, going 1-0 with a 5.59
ERA (9.2 ip, 6 er), four walks and eight strikeouts with an opponent average of .222. On the season held lefties to a .197 (12-for-61) batting average...walked only four lefties while striking out 26. In his seven starts, he went 0-2 with a 8.89 ERA (26.1 ip, 26 er) compared to 1-1 with a 6.91 ERA (14.1 ip, 11 er) in 20
relief appearances. Was more effective at home (5.85 ERA in 20.0 innings) than on the road (10.45 ERA in 20.2 innings). Had 17 outings in which he tossed 1.0 inning or fewer...in those 17 games he allowed runs just five times and opponents hit just .189 (7-for-37) against him.
Was 3-5 with a 3.70 ERA in 13 games, nine starts, over two stints with the A's after missing the entire 2010 season following 6/30/09 "Tommy John" surgery...went 3-3 with a 3.47 ERA and .253 opponents batting average in eight starts
during his first stint from 5/23 to 7/2...then posted an 0-2 record with a 4.63 ERA and .360 opponents average in five
games, one start, during his second stay from 8/26 through the end of the season...Was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento 5/23 and started that day vs. LAD...allowed just one run in 7.0 innings but
received a no decision in the A's 4-1 loss...it was his first Major League appearance since 6/19/09 at SD...Tossed 7.0 scoreless innings against the Royals as part of a career-high 11.0-inning scoreless streak from 6/8-21...Optioned to Sacramento 7/3...recalled 8/26 but was used mostly in relief...on 8/27 at BOS tossed 4.0 scoreless innings,
the most innings of relief for an Athletics reliever in 2011...struck out seven in that outing, which were the most strikeouts by an A's reliever since Erik Hiljus fanned eight in 5.0 innings 7/24/01 vs. MIN...Allowed a .277 opponents batting average, which broke down to .217 (13-for-60) against left-handed hitters and .299
(49-for-164) against right-handers...surrendered all four of his home runs and issued 19 of his 23 walks to righties...held
the opponents' number three hitter to a .115 average...Was 2-1 with a 3.05 ERA in five games at home compared to 1-4 with a 4.06 ERA in eight games on the road...was 3-
4 with a 3.86 ERA in his nine starting assignments, 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA in four relief appearances...Received run support of one run or less in five of his starting assignments and had a 3.33 RSA in his nine starts...was
3-3 with a 3.13 ERA and .250 opponents batting average in nine games at night, compared to 0-2 with a 5.84 ERA and
.365 opponents average in four day games...the A's were 3-6 in his starting assignments and were 12-13 in his career...Tossed 6.0-plus innings in seven of his nine starts....allowed two runs or less four times...walked two or less five times...Was 8-3 with a 3.91 ERA in 17 starts with the Triple-A Sacramento...struck out 72 in 78.1 innings but also issued 47
walks...Sacramento was 12-5 in his starts
Missed the entire season as he continued his rehab from June 30, 2009 "Tommy John" surgery on his left
elbow...was one of three Oakland pitchers to miss the entire 2010 season due to "Tommy John" surgery,
along with Joey Devine and John Meloan.
Began the season as the A's fifth starter but the rookie left-hander solidified his spot in the rotation by
May and was 4-1 with a 3.48 ERA in 14 games, 12 starts, before an elbow injury in mid-June led to
season-ending "Tommy John" surgery June 30...held the opposition to a .212 batting average, including
.123 (7 for 57) against left-handed hitters and .238 (46 for 193) against right-handers...had a .180 onbase
percentage and .193 slugging percentage against lefties, while allowing eight of his nine home runs
and 21 of his 25 walks to righties...his career splits are .150 (12 for 80) against left-handers and .274 (75
for 274) against righties...has yielded nine of his 10 career home runs to right-handers...allowed a .188
average to batters leading off an inning and .211 with runners in scoring position...has yielded a .197
(14 for 71) career mark with RISP...opponents hit .270 with seven home runs over his first 45 pitches in
a game and .153 with two home runs after that...now has a .310 (57 for 184) career opponents average
over his first 45 pitches in a game and .176 (30 for 170) after that...held the opponents three and four
hitters to a .180 batting average...went 3-0 with a 3.49 ERA in five starts in Oakland...was 3-0 with a
2.89 ERA in three starts against American League Central teams...the A's were 8-4 (.667) in his starting
assignments in 2009 and are 9-7 (.563) in his career starts...tossed six or more innings in eight of his 12
starts, allowed two runs or fewer five times and walked two batters or fewer eight times.
Began the season with Double-A Reading in the Philadelphia organization but finished it in
the starting rotation for Oakland...was selected by the A's following the conclusion of Triple-A Sacramento's
regular season Sept. 2 and went 1-2 with a 4.56 ERA in six games, four starts...his first two
appearances with the A's came in relief (6.23 ERA) but his final four outings were starts and he was 1-2
with a 4.22 ERA in his starting assignments...allowed just one home run in 25.2 innings, and it came
in relief...did not allow a home run in 21.1 innings as a starter...his .327 opponents batting average
broke down to .217 against left-handed hitters and .358 against right-handers...opponents batted .380
with the bases empty and .182 with runners in scoring position...opponents were 0 for 12 with RISP
and two outs...yielded a .387 batting average over his first 60 pitches in a game and .172 after that...
made his Major League debut in relief Sept. 2 at Kansas City and pitched 2.0 scoreless innings (2 h, 2
so)...struck out the first batter he faced, Mark Teahen...pitched in relief again Sept. 8 at Detroit before
moving into the starting rotation...picked up his first ML win in his first start Sept. 13 against Texas, a
7-1 A's victory...allowed just one run on four hits and two walks in 5.0 innings...his first loss came in
start number two Sept. 18 against Los Angeles and he allowed three earned runs in each of his final three
starts, going 0-2 with a 4.96 ERA...combined for a 7-4 record, one save and a 3.11 ERA in 42 games, 11
starts, with Reading, Double-A Midland and Sacramento...had 52 starts and just two relief appearances
over his previous two seasons...allowed a .244 opponents batting average, which included a .202 mark
against left-handed hitters and .260 against right-handers...opponents hit .221 with runners in scoring
position...yielded just five home runs in 98.1 innings, or one per 0.46 per nine innings...was 3-2 with
a 3.21 ERA in his 11 starting assignments and 4-2 with a 3.02 ERA in 31 relief appearances...was 4-1
with a 1.81 ERA and .208 opponents batting average in 24 games in his home ballparks...was 5-4 with
a save and a 3.20 ERA in 33 games, five starts, with Reading...began the season in the Phillies starting
rotation and went 1-2 with a 3.16 ERA in his five starts...his lone win as a starter came in his final start
April 26 against Connecticut when he struck out a season high nine while allowing two runs on four hits
in 5.0 innings...spent the rest of his time in the Phillies organization pitching in relief...went 4-0 with
a save and a 2.03 ERA over his final 16 appearances...was credited with his first professional save July
3 against New Britain when he tossed the final 2.1 innings (2 h, 1 bb, 2 so) of Reading's 6-2 win...was
traded to Oakland along with Adrian Cardenas and Matt Spencer July 17 and was assigned to Double-A
Midland...went 1-0 with a 4.26 ERA in four starts for the RockHounds...picked up the win in his final
Double-A outing Aug. 7 at Northwest Arkansas when he tossed 5.0 shutout innings...was promoted to
Sacramento Aug. 12 and went 1-0 with a 1.76 ERA in five games, two starts, with the River Cats...his
first three outings were in relief (1.50 ERA) before going 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA in two starts...struck out
seven in 5.1 scoreless innings to post the win in his final minor league start Aug. 28 at Tacoma.
Went a combined 12-7 with a 2.99 ERA in 27 games, 25 starts, for Single-A Clearwater and
Double-A Reading...led all Phillies minor leaguers in strikeouts (151) and finished second in ERA...
began his season with Clearwater and finished with the best ERA (2.45) in the Florida State League...
named to the FSL Postseason All-Star Team...allowed one or zero earned runs in 11 of his 18 starts with
Clearwater...pitched 6.0 no-hit innings July 7 against Ft. Myers and had a season-high 12 strikeouts July
18 vs. St. Lucie...had a 1.72 ERA in his final six starts before being promoted to Reading July 24...held
Double-A left-handed hitters to a .209 average...batted .364 (4 for 11) with two RBI...pitched for Peoria
in Arizona Fall League following the season and was 0-1 with a 5.87 ERA in three starts...also pitched
for the World Cup-winning Team USA, going 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA in two starts.
Spent the season with Single-A Lakewood and ranked second in the South Atlantic League in
strikeouts (161), third in wins (14) and fourth in ERA (2.95)...was named Phillies Minor League Pitcher
of the Week three times: June 12-18 (1-0, 0.00 ERA), July 31-Aug. 6 (2-0, 0.00 ERA) and Aug. 21-27
(2-0, 0.75 ERA)...won Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Month honors for August when he went
5-0 with a 0.28 ERA...pitched a one-hit shutout Aug. 5 at Kannapolis (7.0 ip, 3 bb, 9 so)...it was the
first shutout of his career...won six straight decisions from July 31 to Aug. 27 and posted a 0.23 ERA
over that stretch...struck out 10 or more batters three times during the season, including a season high
12 June 16 vs. Lake County...held opponents to a .213 average...rated the sixth best prospect in Phillies
minor league system by Baseball America following the season.
Made his professional debut at Batavia and was 2-1 with a 2.76 ERA in 11 games, four starts.