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DLD 9/9/13

Links for a Monday off-day.

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Former Athletic Jason Giambi has joined the 2,000 hit club.

Clay Buchholz will be starting on Tuesday for the Red Sox.  It's going to be tough for them to choose their playoff rotation.

Bartolo Colon will be among the pitchers eligible for a qualifying offer this offseason.

Matt Klaassen breaks down Barry Zito's body of work over the span of his years in San Francisco.

Carson Cistulli's daily notes include the top 10 pitchers over the past month in xFIP-.  Check out who's fifth!

Susan Slusser has quite a few valuable nuggets of knowledge in her notes today.  AJ Griffin has lost weight, for one.  She also previews a bit of the 2014 schedule, which will apparently include a visit from Gio Gonzalez!  The A's will also make their first trip to Marlins Park.  We shall soon find out if we will finally open the season with the Mariners again!

Dan Otero will be away from the team on Tuesday, as his wife is expected to give birth to their first child!  Congratulations!

On this day a year ago, Tommy Milone defeated Jason Vargas to finish off a three-game sweep at Safeco.  The A's won the other two games of the series by identical 6-1 scores, including a win over Felix Hernandez and by defeating Hisashi Iwakuma.