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Tuesday morning links.
The 2014 schedules have been released. Expect a larger post about the A's slate sometime today.
Felix Hernandez will miss his next start. It will be interesting to see how the Mariners handle him for the rest of the season. Remember, the A's conclude the 2013 season in Seattle.
Jason Giambi wants to keep playing when 2014 rolls around.
Be thankful that your team is not managed by Ned Yost. Last night, trailing by a run, with men on second and third and one out in the ninth, he pinch-hit with Carlos Pena.
Brandon McCarthy wants to add a changeup to his arsenal.
Grant Brisbee has anointed the St. Louis Cardinals as the best front office in baseball. He acknowledges that the A's aren't too far behind.
On this day a year ago, the A's won the opener of a pivotal four-game set in Anaheim by a score of 3-1. Jarrod Parker got the win.
Today's starting lineup is out. Jed Lowrie is the DH. Eric Sogard plays short, and Alberto Callaspo will man second. Dan Otero is listed on the card as an available pitcher, but it was previously reported that he will be away from the team as his wife is giving birth.