In the AL Division Series, Cantu started Game 1 against the Rays, but didn't play the rest of the series. Instead, Mitch Moreland saw most of the action and started against Rays left-hander David Price in Game 5.
"I haven't talked to Ron, but he did talk to me before the last game in Tampa," Cantu said. "I was supposed to start, but I didn't.
"As a professional, I just take it as it is. He is the manager. He puts together the lineup. On my end, I just need to be ready. Hopefully, I'm in there tomorrow and in Game 3 when [Andy] Pettitte throws. If that doesn't work out, I'm his guy coming off the bench."