Canha was sent down to Triple-A Nashville on Friday.
Canha has been struggling mightily at the plate recently, going just 2-for-29 with 17 strikeouts over his past 10 games and hitting .191/.234/.393 with three home runs and seven RBI on the season. He will be replaced by Jaycob Brugman and is heading back to Nashville for the first time since early May. If Canha can rediscover his groove at the plate, he is likely to return to Oakland at some point this summer.
Canha (illness) will start in right field and bat eighth Monday against the Blue Jays, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Canha was scratched from the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals after experiencing symptoms of dizziness and nausea stemming from a case of the stomach flu, but a day off to recover was seemingly all that the outfielder needed. After meeting with a gastrointestinal specialist, Canha was given clearance to play, so he'll enter the lineup in place of Matt Joyce, who will hit the bench with southpaw J.A. Happ twirling for the Blue Jays.
Canha was scratched from the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals with a case of the stomach flu, Joe Stiglich of NBC Sports California reports.
Initially set to start in left field and bat eighth, Canha was pulled from the starting nine after experiencing nausea and dizziness. He's not scheduled to meet with a gastrointestinal specialist until Tuesday, so it's possible that Canha won't be available for the series opener Monday with the Blue Jays. Khris Davis was originally set to receive Sunday off, but he'll now draw into the lineup with Canha feeling ill.
Canha is out of the lineup Monday against the Indians.
A day after leading off for the Athletics, Canha will head to the bench while Matt Joyce takes over in right field. Canha went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as the leadoff hitter, so it's unlikely that he'll see that spot in the order too often.
Canha will take Rajai Davis' spot in the field and the batting order in the series finale, marking his third consecutive start. Though Canha's starting opportunities have been on the rise lately, his at-bats could dwindle during the upcoming week now that Yonder Alonso (wrist) has been cleared to return to the lineup. Canha should at least see regular duties against left-handed pitching, however.
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