PORT ST. LUCIE FL - FEBRUARY 24: Josh Stinson #64 of the New York Mets poses for a portrait during the New York Mets Photo Day on February 24 2011 at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Among the abundance of players optioned or released today as teams attempt to finalize their rosters in the hours leading up to Opening Day, a few minor league players actually changed hands through waivers or trades.
Here's the latest on that front:
Brewers Claim RHP Josh Stinson | Twitter @AdamRubinESPN
A source has told Adam Rubin of ESPN that the Brewers have claimed reliever Josh Stinson off waivers from the New York Mets. Stinson is expected to begin the season at the Brewers' Double-A affiliate in Huntsville and has one option remaining. Tom Haudricourt of JS Online has more details on Stinson.
Cubs Claim Luis Valbuena | Twitter @keithlaw
Keith Law of ESPN reports that the Chicago Cubs have claimed infielder Luis Valbuena off of waivers. The 26-year-old, who spent most of last season at Cleveland's Triple-A affiliate, is out of options.
Cardinals Acquire Cedric Hunter | Twitter @dgoold
The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired outfielder Cedric Hunter from the Oakland A's for future considerations, reports Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.