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Steven Souza | Outfielder | #20

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 3 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Steven Souza Jr. went 4-for-5 and homered Wednesday in the win over the Red Sox.
Souza had been 6-for-29 with no homers since returning from a broken hand. If not for his hand and wrist problems this year, he might have made a dent in the AL Rookie of the Year race. He has 16 homers in his 102 games, even though the injuries have likely sapped some of his power. Wed, Sep 23, 2015 11:31:00 PM

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Rays activated OF Steven Souza from the 15-day disabled list.

Souza missed the last six weeks of action with a fractured left hand. He's in right field and batting sixth for the Rays on Friday.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 03:11:00 PM

Steven Souza (hand) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Souza hasn't played since August 1 due to a fractured left hand, but he made it through a couple rehab games with no issues. The Rays might initially ease him back into things, but he should regain his everyday right fielder role soon enough.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 10:09:00 AM

Steven Souza (hand) will be re-evaluated in St. Petersburg on Thursday.

If all goes well, Souza should be cleared to rejoin the Rays on Friday. The outfielder has played two rehab games with High-A Charlotte in the past two days. Souza hasn't played since August 1 due to the fractured hand.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 10:36:00 PM

Steven Souza (hand) will play in rehab games Tuesday and Wednesday with High-A Charlotte.

Souza went 2-for-10 with four strikeouts in three rehab games with Triple-A Durham. If everything goes well over the next two days with Charlotte, the 26-year-old outfielder should be cleared to return Friday for the start of a weekend series against the Red Sox. Souza has been out since August 1 with a fractured left hand.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 05:28:00 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Monday that Steven Souza (hand) will play in more rehab games.

There had been some talk of Souza returning to the Rays by Tuesday, but Cash wants him to be "fully up to speed" before throwing him back into the fire. Souza has been out since August 1 with a fracture in his left hand. He spent the weekend with Triple-A Durham but will now move to High-A Charlotte.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 11:18:00 AM

Steven Souza (hand) played the last of his three-game minor league rehab assignment on Sunday and will be re-evaluated on Monday to determine the next step in his recovery.

He has been sidelined since August 1 due to a fracture in his left hand, but appears to be close to a return to the big leagues. The 26-year-old was having a nice rookie season prior to the injury, slashing .214/.303/.403 with 15 homers, 34 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 10:20:00 PM

Steven Souza (hand) is scheduled to begin playing in rehab games Saturday with Triple-A Durham.

Souza will remain with Durham through Monday and could then be cleared to return to the Rays' active roster. The 26-year-old outfielder has been on the disabled list since August 1 with a fracture in his left hand. He has 15 homers and 10 steals in 308 at-bats this season, showing glimpses of his high-level fantasy potential in what has mostly been a frustrating 2015.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 04:15:00 PM

Steven Souza (hand) has resumed swinging.

Souza was cleared after a follow X-ray on his fractured left hand showed healing. He's still aiming to return around mid-September.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 04:43:00 PM

Steven Souza (hand) is expected to be sidelined until mid-September.

Souza landed on the disabled list a week ago with a fractured left hand and is evidently looking at about a six-week absence. He's had an up and down year for the Rays, batting .214/.303/.403 with 15 homers and 10 steals.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 11:37:00 AM

Rays placed OF Steven Souza on the 15-disabled list with a fractured left hand.

Souza left Saturday's game after getting hit by a pitch from Joe Kelly. It didn't look good and his X-rays confirmed the worst. The 26-year-old has shown above power this season with 15 homers in 308 at-bats. Brandon Guyer and Grady Sizemore should see more playing time in his absence. The Rays are probably wishing they had kept David DeJesus, who was traded to the Angels earlier this week.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 06:56:00 PM

Steven Souza left Saturday's game against the Red Sox with a bruised left hand.

Souza couldn't get out of the way of a pitch from Joe Kelly in the fifth inning. Brandon Guyer pinch-hit for him in his next at-bat. He went 1-for-2 with a single before exiting. Souza is headed for X-rays.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 04:57:00 PM

Steven Souza went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

Souza reached on an infield single in the second inning to drive home his first run since returning from the disabled list. The 26-year-old has hit safely in four straight games, but he's hitting just .212 with a .299 on-base percentage and continues to have real issues with the strikeout. Fortunately for fantasy owners, he has shown enough pop and speed to remain relevant.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 10:59:00 PM

Rays activated OF Steven Souza from the 15-day disabled list.

Souza has been sidelined since July 5 with a lacerated right pinkie finger. He still doesn't have 100 percent feeling in the finger, but he's healthy enough to play. The 26-year-old is batting .210/.301/.417 with 15 home runs, 33 RBI, and 10 steals over 79 games this season.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 09:58:00 AM

Steven Souza (finger) remains on track to return from the disabled list on Tuesday.

He was able to take batting practice without any issues on Friday and will begin a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Saturday. He'll function as the designated hitter on Saturday before playing defensively the following day. The rookie outfielder has been on the shelf since getting hit by a pitch on July 5.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 10:08:00 AM

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