A’s OF Mark Canha to undergo MRI on hip

Oakland Athletics outfielder Mark Canha will undergo an MRI on his strained left hip, manager Bob Melvin said Thursday.

Canha was removed from Thursday’s 5-1 victory over the Texas Rangers before the bottom of the third inning and replaced by Tony Kemp in left field. Canha was hitless in two at-bats.

Bothered by hip discomfort in recent days, Canha has four hits over his last five games — with three of those coming in Tuesday’s 13-6 victory over the Rangers. He is batting .255 this season in 74 games with 11 home runs and 33 RBIs.

In seven major league seasons, all with the A’s, Canha is a career .250 hitter with 83 home runs and 266 RBIs. His four triples this season were tied for the American League lead heading into play Thursday.