Canha went 1-for-5 with a solo home run and two walks in an extra-innings win over the White Sox on Wednesday. Canha's second homer of the season kickstarted what would end up being a rally from an early 6-1 deficit. The 29-year-old has a modest three-game hitting streak going, and he's now hit safely in five of his last six games overall.
Canha went 3-for-4 with a two-run single, a double and three runs in a 10-2 win over the White Sox on Tuesday. Canha's first three-hit effort of the season came in his third consecutive start and pushed his average to an impressive .368. The 29-year-old outfielder is currently helping fill in for the sidelined Boog Powell (knee) in center field, and his hot hitting in the early going is certainly allowing him to make a strong case for continued playing time.
Canha is in the lineup for the third straight game Tuesday against the White Sox, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The Athletics' center-field situation is in flux with Opening Day starter Boog Powell (knee) on the disabled list until early May. Canha may be taking over as the temporary starter, though his fantasy value will be limited even with regular playing time. He's hit .234/.291/.410 with 25 homers and nine steals in 202 career major-league games.
Canha went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Mariners. Canha was in the lineup thanks to left-handed Marco Gonzales being on the mound, and he took advantage of the opportunity. All of his damage came against lefties, as he hit a two-run single in the third inning off Gonzales and homered in the seventh inning against Marc Rzepczynski. Historically, Canha has been a poor hitter regardless of whether he is facing right-handed or left-handed pitching, but has actually shown reverse platoon splits. He has little fantasy value except as an occasional DFS play or in extremely deep redraft leagues.
The Athletics recalled Canha from Triple-A Nashville on Sunday. Despite an impressive spring training, Canha lost out on a reserve outfield role to Jake Smolinski when camp ended. It didn't take long for Canha to earn another look from the big club, however, as he was called up to provide added depth in the outfield following Boog Powell's (knee) placement on the disabled list. While he remains with the Athletics, expect Canha to see most of his starts against left-handed pitching.
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