OAKLAND -- Before the A's worked out Tuesday in preparation for their playoff series with the Detroit Tigers, left fielder Yoenis Cespedes said he wanted to play in left field, even if he had to throw left-handed.

That's a reference to his sore right shoulder.

The A's will ``take what we can get,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said, adding that he'd like for Cespedes to be his left fielder Friday, but if the shoulder limits the slugger to being the designated hitter, the A's will settle for that.

Melvin said he's reasonably certain that Cespedes will at least DH, but there will be a close eye on the outfielder all week.

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