MESA, Ariz. -- Mark Canha and his wife, Marci, always wanted to settle down in the Bay Area. A life in baseball, though, comes without the freedom to plan such things, so when Canha, who played five seasons in the Marlins organization, heard he had been selected by Colorado in December's Rule 5 Draft, he again set aside that vision.
He only had to wait 10 minutes for it to become a reality, though, when he was suddenly on the phone with the A's, who had pulled off a quick trade (for right-handeder Austin House and cash) with the Rockies.
Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.