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Josh Stinson optioned to AAA, Dayton Buller returned to minor league camp

Stinson posted a 0.90 ERA this spring.


Following today's game the Brewers further trimmed their spring roster, optioning Josh Stinson to Nashville and returning catcher Dayton Buller back to minor league camp.

It'd be hard to do much more than Stinson did this spring, but it wasn't enough. He pitched in nine major league games (including recording the final out today) and allowed just one earned run over nine innings. He did walk seven batters over that time, though, while striking out just four.

Stinson was primarily used as a starter for AA Huntsville a year ago (posting a 3.16 ERA), so it's possible he could slot back into that role with Nashville in 2013. He's appeared in the majors in each of the last two seasons as a 2011 Met and 2012 Brewer.

Buller was in camp as an extra catcher and appeared in just six games, going 2-for-5 with a walk over six plate appearances. The Brewers still have catchers Jonathan Lucroy, Martin Maldonado and Blake Lalli in camp.

These moves leave the Brewers with 34 players in camp.