TORONTO – Outfielder/first baseman Mark Canha left Sunday’s game in the eighth with what manager Bob Melvin called a right wrist sprain. Melvin said that the wrist had bothered Canha for a few days and after a few swings Sunday, he came back to the dugout saying it was still an issue.
He will be checked out Monday and is a potential candidate to go on the injured list. The top candidates on the 40-man roster who might be considered if there is a need include outfielder Skye Bolt, a switch-hitter who is batting .338 with four homers at Triple-A Las Vegas, and lefty hitting Dustin Fowler, who played in 69 games with Oakland last year.
Second baseman Franklin Barreto usually is the first player the A’s go to when they need to fill a bench spot, but they might have more of a need for a left-handed hitter or switch hitter given how right-handed heavy the lineup is and Barreto has had a tough start to the season at Las Vegas, hitting .178. He does play the outfield now, however, and had one of the best springs among all of Oakland’s players, batting .351.
None of the possibilities on the 40-man roster have played first base, but Chad Pinder can fill in there if needed.
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