The Cleveland Indians made a few acquisitions this offseason, but nothing that could be considered scale-tipping. The club acquired Josh Outman from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for former center fielder Drew Stubbs, and signed a number of players to both minor and major league contracts.
Of the players acquired by the team this offseason, only five are currently playing with the big league club. That group of players is composed of Outman, Scott Atchison, David Murphy, John Axford and Elliot Johnson.
Some of these players have made important contributions, and, without them, the team wouldn't have its' 11-15 record.
So, with a month of play nearly complete, the time has come to assess these players based on their early-season contributions. We'll kick things off with the only player acquired via-trade, Josh Outman.