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Steven Souza | Outfielder

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 224
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rays acquired OF Steven Souza, C Rene Rivera, RHP Burch Smith, 1B Jake Bauers and LHP Travis Ott, Padres acquired OF Wil Myers, C Ryan Hanigan, LHP Jose Castillo and RHP Gerardo Reyes, Nationals acquired RHP Joe Ross and a player to be named later in a three-team trade.
The Rays are gambling that they're not going to see much, if any, of a fall-off in production in right field in going from Myers to Souza. A late bloomer, Souza batted .350/.432/.590 with 18 homers, 75 RBI and 26 stolen bases in 96 Triple-A games last season. Many aren't as high on him as the Rays apparently are, but he definitely holds sleeper appeal from a fantasy perspective. Dec 19 - 12:38 PM

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Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes that if the Rays trade Wil Myers to the Padres, they would then target Nationals' OF Steven Souza.

Souza hit .350/.432/.590 with 18 home runs in 357 at-bats for Triple-A Syracuse. He also stole 26 bases. In order to acquire the speedy slugger, the Rays would flip one or more of the prospects they received in the proposed Myers-to-Padres deal.
Dec 17 - 1:40 PM

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

Souza landed on the disabled list early last month with a left shoulder contusion, but he didn't have any issues during his rehab assignment. The 25-year-old is 1-for-12 with the big club this season and will function as a reserve outfielder this month.
Sep 1 - 3:45 PM

Steven Souza (shoulder) is expected to begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Low-A Hagerstown.

Souza will then probably move up to High-A Potomac over the weekend. He has been on the disabled list since August 10 because of a bruised left shoulder. An MRI taken last week showed no sort of structural damage.
Aug 21 - 11:49 AM

Steven Souza (shoulder) won't take batting practice until at least Tuesday.

He had been hoping to take BP Monday but felt some discomfort in his injured shoulder after taking soft-toss in the cage. Souza likely won't be activated until next month.
Aug 18 - 8:10 PM

An MRI revealed no structural damage in Steven Souza's right shoulder.

He's nursing some inflammation in his AC joint, but the good news is that his rotator cuff is fine. "That banging into the wall got him pretty good," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. "He has some AC issues there, too. But we'll calm that down and get him back to work on his baseball stuff. All the tests turned out real good there."
Aug 12 - 9:25 PM

Nationals placed OF Steven Souza on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left shoulder.

Souza suffered the injury during Friday's game, and although he was able to pinch-run Saturday, the Nats feel it's best to shut him down for at least a couple weeks. He's been replaced on the roster by Michael Taylor.
Aug 10 - 3:49 PM

Steven Souza entered Saturday's game in the 11th inning as a pinch-runner.

Souza left Friday's game with a shoulder injury, and he should still be considered day-to-day.
Aug 10 - 2:25 AM

Steven Souza (shoulder) was feeling better Saturday.

Souza left Friday's game against the Braves with a shoulder injury after colliding with the wall in right field. He mentioned Saturday that he passed multiple concussion tests and is not concerned that the injury is serious.
Aug 9 - 4:56 PM

Steven Souza sustained a shoulder injury when colliding with the right field wall in Friday's loss to the Braves.

Nationals manager Matt Williams said after Friday's game that the severity of the injury isn't yet known and that he'll be re-evaluated on Saturday.
Aug 9 - 12:02 AM

Steven Souza was removed from Friday's game against the Braves with an apparent injury.

Souza crashed into the outfield wall while attempting to steal a home run away from Freddie Freeman, and may have hit his head. The severity of his injury is unclear at the moment, but the Nationals should provide an update on his status shortly.
Aug 8 - 9:14 PM

Nationals recalled OF Steven Souza from Triple-A Syracuse.

The 25-year-old outfielder was destroying the ball at Syracuse, slashing .352/.434/.599 with 18 homers, 70 RBI and 24 stolen bases. With his blend of power and speed, he's worth a look in NL-only leagues.
Aug 3 - 6:43 PM

Nationals prospect OF Steven Souza was 1-for-2 with his 10th home run of the season Thursday for Triple-A Syracuse.

Souza, 25, has been on fire during his current seven-game hitting streak, batting .481/.563/.852 with two home runs, four doubles, 10 RBI and three stolen bases. On the season, Souza owns an impressive .368/.462/.584 batting line to go along with 10 homers, 13 doubles, 15 stolen bases and 41 RBI in 58 games. He's already seen time in the major leagues this year, going 1-for-8 while appearing in eight games, but is blocked from regular playing time in the Nationals already overcrowded outfield.
Jun 27 - 1:43 PM

Nationals optioned OF Steven Souza to Triple-A Syracuse.

Souza had one hit in eight at-bats during his week-long stint with the major league club. The 25-year-old outfielder was on a tear at Triple-A before his promotion and will try to get back into that offensive groove.
May 5 - 3:22 PM

Nationals recalled OF Steven Souza from Triple-A Syracuse.

Souza had one hit in four at-bats earlier this season with the big club. He's batted .333/.463/.545 with a pair of homers and 10 RBI at Syracuse this season. Souza should see some playing time versus lefties while Bryce Harper (thumb) is out.
Apr 27 - 10:38 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
3Justin O'Conner
4Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
3Ryan Brett
4Eugenio Velez
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Nick Franklin
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Corey Brown
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Matt Moore
3Chris Archer
4Jake Odorizzi
5Drew Smyly
6Alex Colome
7Nate Karns
8Matt Andriese
9Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Ernesto Frieri
3Brad Boxberger
4Grant Balfour
5Kevin Jepsen
6Kirby Yates
7Jeff Beliveau
8Steve Geltz
9Jose Dominguez
10C.J. Riefenhauser
11Brandon Gomes