Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 10/25/14
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers right-handed pitcher Josh Stinson has been claimed off waivers by Oakland. Milwaukee tried to pass Stinson through waivers to open up a spot on the 40-man roster, but the gamble didn't pay off. Right-hander Alfredo Figaro and catcher Blake Lalli both are competing for the final spots in the bullpen and on the bench, but neither are on the 40-man roster. Stinson, 25, appeared in six games in September for the Brewers, posting a 0.96 ERA in 9 13 innings. Claimed off waivers from the Mets last April, Stinson went 11-9 with a 3.16 ERA in 24 starts for Double-A Huntsville in 2012. Stinson had a 1.50 ERA in 12 spring training innings and was sent to minor league camp March 23. Follow Andrew Gruman on Twitter.
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