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Steven Souza | Outfielder | #20

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 (hip) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Friday.
Souza took live batting practice against Alex Cobb and Chase Whitley on Thursday, taking each right-hander deep in the process. He should only need a couple of games on the farm and could be looking at a return to the Rays lineup for the beginning of next week. Jun 30 - 4:27 PM

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Steven Souza (hip) homered twice in a simulated game on Thursday.

Souza has made steady progress in his recovery from a strained hip. He's expected to begin a rehab stint with High-A Charlotte on Friday. As long as Souza can avoid setbacks, he should be back in the Rays' lineup sometime next week.
Jun 30 - 4:16 PM

Steven Souza (hip) hit and ran the bases Tuesday.

Souza said Monday that he was hoping to begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week, but he hasn't been cleared yet. It's possible he'll take batting practice against rehabbing right-handers Alex Cobb and Chase Whitley on Thursday. We should know more on his status after that.
Jun 29 - 11:37 AM

Steven Souza (hip) is optimistic he'll be able to begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week.

Souza reported feeling good after hitting in the cage in each of the past two days. He was also scheduled to do some running Monday for the first time since his hip injury earlier this month. Barring a setback, he should rejoin the Rays before the All-Star break.
Jun 27 - 4:49 PM

Steven Souza (hip) will take batting practice on Monday.

Souza has been limited to hitting in a cage so far but he'll be on the field for Monday's BP session at Tropicana Field. He should be close to beginning a rehab assignment. Souza received a cortisone shot for a strained hip about a week and a half ago. He'll be back before the All-Star break.
Jun 27 - 8:53 AM

Steven Souza (hip) underwent an MRI and received a cortisone shot on Monday.

Souza, who landed on the disabled list last week with a left hip strain, visited a specialist in Nashville on Monday. As of now, the Rays are hopeful that he'll be able to return during their upcoming homestand from June 27-July 7.
Jun 20 - 5:54 PM

Steven Souza will receive a cortisone injection in his strained hip.

He's hoping to return as soon as he's eligible to come off the disabled list on June 30. Souza injured himself diving for a ball in right field Tuesday night. Look for Taylor Motter and Mikie Mahtook to split time in right during his absence.
Jun 16 - 5:49 PM

Rays placed OF Steven Souza on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 15, with a left hip strain.

Souza suffered the injury Tuesday while diving for a ball in right field. He missed on that attempt, and now it's going to be at least two weeks before we see him again in the Tampa Bay outfield. Hip injuries can be tricky, especially for power hitters like Souza. Mikie Mahtook made the start in right for the Rays on Wednesday.
Jun 16 - 10:11 AM

Steven Souza (hip) is out of the Rays' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

Souza suffered a hip injury Tuesday while diving for a ball in right field. Mikie Mahtook will start in right and bat ninth versus Mariners righty Nathan Karns.
Jun 15 - 3:28 PM

X-rays on Steven Souza's injured hip came back negative.

Souza suffered the injury unsuccessfully diving for a ball in right field. He'll be evaluated on Wednesday. "I think right now it doesn't look too bad," said Souza. Taylor Motter replaced him in right field and could earn a few starts there if Souza misses time.
Jun 14 - 11:44 PM

Steven Souza left Tuesday's game against the Mariners with left hip soreness.

Souza came out in the seventh inning after diving for a fly ball in right field. He went 1-for-3 with a single before exiting. Taylor Motter replaced Souza in right field. Consider him day-to-day.
Jun 14 - 10:18 PM

Steven Souza hit a three-run homer in the Rays' 7-4 victory over the Twins on Saturday.

Souza went deep off Twins starter Ervin Santana in the top of the fourth inning, plating Logan Morrison, Corey Dickerson, and himself to put Tampa Bay up 4-3. Evan Longoria and Hank Conger also homered against Santana. Souza has been streaky this year and throughout his career, but he has a .790 OPS and now 10 home runs overall. Not bad.
Jun 4 - 8:41 PM

Steven Souza is not in the Rays' lineup Friday.

Souza was removed for a pinch-hitter Thursday after striking out in his first three plate appearances and now will get a day off Friday. The streaky outfielder is batting .217/.250/.217 with 13 strikeouts over his last six games. The Rays are going with Corey Dickerson, Desmond Jennings and Brandon Guyer in the outfield and Steve Pearce in the designated hitter spot Friday.
May 27 - 3:09 PM

Steven Souza struck out all three times he was up before being removed for a pinch-hitter Thursday against the Marlins.

Souza is hitting a respectable .259 with four homers this month, but he's now struck out a whopping 32 times in 22 games. It going to be nearly impossible for him to maintain his current .268 average if he keeps whiffing at this rate.
May 26 - 4:12 PM

Steven Souza crushed a leadoff home run off Anibal Sanchez on Friday, sparking the Rays' offense in a 7-5 victory over the Tigers.

Souza, hitting out of the leadoff spot with Brandon Guyer getting a day off, certainly made the most of the opportunity. He finished the night 2-for-3 plus a walk and was also caught stealing. Souza was also drilled by a pitch on his wrist in his final plate appearance, which will be something to monitor as he'll likely head for X-rays.
May 20 - 11:04 PM

Depth Charts

C1Hank Conger
2Curt Casali
1B1Steve Pearce
2Logan Morrison
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Taylor Motter
3Nick Franklin
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Brandon Guyer
2Desmond Jennings
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Oswaldo Arcia
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Matt Moore
5Blake Snell
6Matt Andriese
7Alex Cobb
8Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Matt Andriese
7Ryan Garton
8Dana Eveland
9Danny Farquhar