Canha went 1-for-1 with a double, a walk and three RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Angels. Canha smacked a bases-clearing double with two outs in the fourth inning, but he was eventually removed for a pinch hitter in the seventh inning. With the emergence of Nick Martini and Ramon Laureano in the outfield, Canha has mostly been relegated to a reserve role during the stretch run of the season.
Canha went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a win over the Yankees on Monday. Canha's fifth-inning, 407-foot shot to left closed out the scoring on the day and enabled him to tie the career high in home runs he'd established back during his rookie 2015 campaign. The 29-year-old has now gone deep in back-to-back contests following a power drought that stretched back to July 31, but his playing time remains somewhat in flux due to the emergence of Ramon Laureano.
Canha went 1-for-2 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Mariners. Canha got only his second start in the past seven games but took advantage by hitting his first home run since July 30. His 15th home run of the season came against southpaw James Paxton, continuing Canha's season-long trend of hitting well with the platoon advantage. Twelve of his 15 home runs have now come with a lefty on the mound, and he is slugging over .600 against them across 132 at-bats as a result.
Canha is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins. Canha is on the bench for the fifth time in nine games and seems to have ceded primary center-field duties to rookie Ramon Laureano. The 29-year-old should at least remain a fixture in the lineup versus left-handed pitching, making him worthy of holding in most AL-only leagues.
Canha is not in the lineup against the Twins on Thursday. Canha will head back to the bench for the fourth time in the past six contests as Ramon Laureano gets another start in the outfield. At this point, Canha appears to have lost his grasp as a regular starter with manager Bob Melvin preferring an outfield composed of Nick Martini, Stephen Piscotty and Laureano.
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