Joshua S. Outman (born September 14, 1984, in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics.
Outman pitched for Forrest Park Community College for two years, before transferring to the University of Central Missouri (formerly Central Missouri State University). While playing for the UCM Mules he posted a 10-2 record and helped the Mules finish 3rd in the NCAA Div. II World Series. Outman was one of five Mules drafted in the 2005 Amateur Baseball Draft.
Outman was a prospect in the Philadelphia Phillies organization, and was named the 12th-best prospect in the Phillies organization in 2007.
On July 17, 2008, Outman was traded, along with fellow prospects Adrian Cardenas and Matthew Spencer, to the Oakland Athletics for starting pitcher Joe Blanton.
Outman was called up to the Majors for the first time on September 2, 2008, and pitched two scoreless innings that night against the Kansas City Royals, striking out two....