O's claim Stinson
Oakland had claimed Stinson off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers last week, but they designated him for assignment soon after to make room on their roster for right-hander Will Harris -- who was claimed off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.
Stinson has spent parts of two seasons in the majors. Over 20 appearances -- including one start -- the 25-year-old owns a career ERA of 4.43. He spent a majority of last season with the Brewers' Double-A affiliate, posting an ERA of 3.16 over 29 appearances -- including 24 starts -- with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 1.28.
A's outright Barton
First baseman Daric Barton has cleared waivers and the A's have outrighted him to Triple-A, the team has announced.
Barton appeared in 46 games for Oakland last season, hitting .203/.338/.292 with seven doubles and one home run over 136 plate appearances. Over six seasons in the majors, the 27-year-old owns a career batting line of .249/.360/.371.