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A’s bring up outfielder Mark Canha, cut slumping Jaff Decker

The A’s recalled right-handed-hitting outfielder Mark Canha on Tuesday and designated lefty-hitting outfielder Jaff Decker for assignment. Canha, who was 2-for-19 in his first stint with Oakland after missing almost all of last year because of hip surgery, hit five homers and drove in 16 runs in 19 games at Triple-A Nashville. Decker, a good defensive outfielder, hit .400 over his first five games with Oakland but was in a 4-for-35 slide. The move leaves the A’s without a true backup center fielder behind Rajai Davis, but Canha played there during the spring and started three games in center with Nashville. The A’s are operating with a three-man bench this season, and without catcher Josh Phegley, who is on the seven-day concussion disabled list, they had only one right-handed hitter available, Chad Pinder, until Canha’s return Tuesday. Left-hander Sean Manaea, on the DL with shoulder tightness, threw four innings in a rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville and allowed four hits and two runs, one earned. Chris Bassitt, returning from Tommy John surgery, followed Manaea and worked four innings. Daniel Mengden, recovering from preseason foot surgery, hit 95 mph in his rehab start Monday, according to A’s manager Bob Melvin. ... Melvin said that Phegley is likely to come off the seven-day concussion DL when eligible before Friday’s game if all continues to go well. ... Melvin said it is still unlikely the A’s would keep three catchers on the roster when Phegley returns; that would mean a return to Nashville for Bruce Maxwell. Susan Slusser is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson sneaked out and got a crab sandwich and a burrito at the food trucks this week.

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