Brewers send two players to minor leagues

The Milwaukee Brewers continued to trim down their roster Friday, sending two players back to the minor leagues.

Right-handed pitcher Josh Stinson was optioned to Triple-A Nashville and catcher Dayton Buller was returned to minor league camp.

Stinson, 25, was competing for one of the open spots in the bullpen but ended up getting caught in a numbers game.

His demotion wasn’t for poor performance, as Stinson had a 0.93 ERA in 9 2/3 spring innings.

Claimed off waivers from the Mets last April, Stinson was called up by the Brewers in September and impressed the team in six appearances.

Stinson had a 0.96 ERA in 9 1/3 innings, allowing just one earned run in five relief appearances and one start.

Buller, 31, will likely head back to Nashville, where he spent the 2012 season. He had two hits in five spring training at bats.

The Brewers are now down to 34 players in big-league camp.

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