Canha signed a one-year, $6.925 million contract with Oakland on Friday to avoid arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports. The 31-year-old receives a sizable raise from his $4.8 million figure for 2020 as he enters his final season of arbitration eligibility. Canha had a .246/.387/.408 slash line with five homers, 33 RBI and four stolen bases in 59 games last season.
Canha went 2-for-5 with a solo home run during Wednesday's win over the Astros in Game 3 of the ALDS. Canha hit a solo homer in the second inning off Jose Urquidy. The 31-year-old broke out of his postseason slump, as he'd recorded only one hit in the playoffs prior to Wednesday. The veteran slashed .246/.387/.408 during the regular season.
Canha went 2-for-4 with a double, walk and four RBI in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Mariners. Canha's RBI groundout tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the first. The outfielder later belted a two-run double to extend Oakland's lead to 5-2 in the seventh. He drove in one more run with a bases-loaded walk an inning later. Canha concludes the regular season with five homers and 33 RBI to go along with a .249 batting average and .785 OPS.
Canha went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a pair of walks during Friday's win over the Mariners. With the score tied 1-1 in the 10th inning, Canha came through in the clutch with a two-run walkoff homer against Joey Gerber, scoring Ramon Laureano in the process. It was the fifth long ball of the year for Canha, who leads the A's in batting average (.235) and on-base percentage (.375).
Canha went 2-for-4 in a loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday. The veteran snapped out of a 1-for-18 skid that had encompassed his last five games with Tuesday's effort. Canha's average was sitting at .292 as recently as Aug. 21, but he's slashed just .172/.308/.264 across the 27 games he's suited up for in the subsequent month since that point.