Canha went into Thursday night's game against the Angels having posted a .455 on-base percentage in the 44 plate appearances encompassing the 10 contests since his July 17 return from the injured list. The veteran has been an especially savvy hitter the last few seasons, but Canha is seemingly taking his craft to a new level of late. His latest busy night on the basepaths heading into Thursday came the night prior, when he went 2-for-3 with two RBI, two walks, a stolen base and a run in a win over the Padres. Canha reached safely in all 10 contests during the sample as well, pushing his season OBP to to an elite .385.
Canha went 2-for-3 with a double, a stolen base and two walks in a win over the Mariners on Thursday. The veteran produced a prototypical leadoff effort, pushing his OBP to an elite .383 in the process. Canha has hit safely in all five games since his return from a stint on the injured list due to a hip issue, and Thursday's steal gives him a career-high eight swipes on the campaign.
Canha (hip) went 1-for-4 with a strikeout in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Cleveland. Canha missed just over three weeks while battling tendinitis and a left hip strain. The outfielder hit in his usual leadoff spot Saturday, although it may take him some time to get comfortable at the plate after not going on a rehab assignment. The 32-year-old has a .255/.376/.447 slash line with 11 home runs, 33 RBI, 55 runs scored and seven stolen bases through 329 plate appearances this year.
The Athletics reinstated Canha (hip) from the 10-day injured list Saturday, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports. The outfielder had been sidelined since June 25 with tendinitis and a strain in his left hip. In 74 games before the injury, Canha got on base at a .375 clip and hit 11 home runs. With his on-base prowess, the 32-year-old figures to once again be Oakland's everyday leadoff hitter. Skye Bolt was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding move.
Canha (hip) will participate in a workout Friday and could return from the injured list this weekend, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Although Canha is unavailable for Friday's series opener against Cleveland, manager Bob Melvin is hoping the right fielder could return to action Saturday or Sunday if his workout goes well. He's been on the injured list with a left hip strain since June 25 but should take over as the primary right fielder once he's cleared to return.