By Corey Brock
Nearly three weeks removed from season-ending surgery on his right knee, Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin said Sunday that's he's already getting the itch for 2014.
Part of that, he said, was how well surgery went on on Sept. 3, when he had particles removed from around his patella tendon.
It was Quentin's third surgery on the knee since he was traded to the Padres on Dec. 31, 2011.
Stanford grad Jed Lowrie hit his 14th home run of the year for the Oakland Athletics, who clinched the AL West title when the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers, 4-0, earlier Sunday.
Menlo-Atherton grad and A's manager Bob Melvin leads Oakland into the postseason a second straight year.