Dunn is seeking a four-year deal north of $60 million, which may price Oakland out. However, if Dunn finds the market not to his liking, the A's may be able to play ball with a reduced price tag.
Further holding Oakland back is Dunn's preferring to play the field, not DH.
The A's also met with Lance Berkman, who they are targeting very seriously to fill that DH role.
-- Evan Brunell
UPDATE: The San Francisco Chronicle 's Susan Slusser tweets that her report was inaccurate, the team didn't meet with Dunn, they are targeting Lance Berkman as their designated hitter. Slusser notes the team is "in" on Dunn, but focused on Berkman.
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