A's trade for Rockies Rule 5 Draft pick Canha

Minor League slugger expected to see time at first base, left field for Oakland

A's trade for Rockies Rule 5 Draft pick Canha

SAN DIEGO -- The A's made one final trade at the Winter Meetings on Thursday morning, acquiring first baseman/outfielder Mark Canha from the Rockies in exchange for Minor League right-hander Austin House and cash considerations.

Canha was selected by Colorado in the Rule 5 Draft from Miami shortly before the deal was made. Per Rule 5 Draft rules, Canha must remain on the A's active 25-man roster for the full season, or be offered back to the Marlins for $25,000.

"Mark fits very well on our club and will have every opportunity to make our team," said assistant general manager David Forst. "He's a very good fit for us right now, so we were excited to work out a deal to get him."

Canha, 25, will primarily see time at first base and left field with the A's, and he also has experience at third. He hit .303/.384/.505 with 20 home runs and 82 RBIs in 127 games at Triple-A New Orleans this year.

"He's done everything he can do in the Minor Leagues, particularly against left-handed pitching," said Forst, "and has nothing else to do but prove it in the big leagues."

A native of San Jose, Calif., Canha attended the University of California at Berkeley with fellow A's newcomer Marcus Semien before being taken by the Marlins in the seventh round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.

In order to make room for Canha on their 40-man roster, the A's designated outfielder Shane Peterson for assignment.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.