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Steven Souza | Outfielder

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jul 21 - 9:58 AM

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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.
Jul 18 - 10:08 AM

Steven Souza (finger) will begin his minor league rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Saturday.

He's eligible to return from the disabled list as early as Tuesday, and if all goes well in his first few rehab games, that date looks like a strong possibility. Souza has been sidelined since suffering a lacerated pinkie finger when hit by a pitch on July 5.
Jul 16 - 8:15 PM

Steven Souza (finger) is slated to take batting practice on Sunday.

Souza was allowed to take swings off a tee on Saturday after a visit with hand specialist Dr. Doug Carlan on Friday went well. He's eligible to return on July 21 and it's looking like he'll have a good shot to be activated at that time.
Jul 12 - 12:04 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said that Steven Souza (finger) was "hearing good things" during a visit to the doctor.

Souza played catch with Desmond Jennings prior to Friday's contest with the Astros and everything's pointing toward a relatively quick return from a lacerated right pinkie. He'll step up his activity after the All-Star Break as he looks toward July 21, when he's eligible to return from the disabled list.
Jul 10 - 4:53 PM

Steven Souza (finger) will take dry swings on Friday.

Souza suffered a laceration of the right pinkie after being hit by a pitch on Sunday. There's no fracture or injury to the tendon, though, and Souza's progressed to taking dry swings with the bat and playing catch. He's eligible to return from the disabled list on July 21 and this seems reasonable with how he's progressing thus far.
Jul 10 - 4:31 PM

Steven Souza (finger) will visit hand specialist Dr. Doug Carlan on Friday.

Souza has yet to regain feeling in his bruised and lacerated right pinkie. The Rays remains hopeful that he'll be ready for activation on July 21 when first eligible, but more should be known after he's examined.
Jul 10 - 10:20 AM

Rays placed OF Steven Souza on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 6, with a right pinkie finger laceration.

Souza suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch on Sunday. The good news is that he's not dealing with a fracture or tendon damage and hopes to return when first eligible on July 21. The 26-year-old is batting .210/.301/.417 with 15 homers, 33 RBI, and 10 steals over 79 games this season.
Jul 7 - 11:13 AM

A specialist has confirmed that Steven Souza doesn't have a fracture or tendon damage in his ailing right pinkie.

The Rays don't expect Souza to need a stint on the disabled list, although it's possible that could change if he doesn't feel improvement in the coming days. The outfielder is available Monday to pinch-run and/or play defense.
Jul 6 - 5:31 PM

Steven Souza is considered day-to-day after X-rays on his hand came back negative on Sunday.

Souza sustained a laceration in his hand after being hit by a pitch and required three stitches. He'll visit a specialist on Monday in Kansas City due to concern of lost feeling in his pinkie finger.
Jul 5 - 4:53 PM

Steven Souza went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Saturday against the Yankees.

Souza was in an 0-for-26 funk before a fourth-inning single. His two-run hoes homer tied the game against Dellin Betances in the top of the ninth inning, but the Yankees eventually secured a walk-off victory. The Rays have lost seven straight games.
Jul 4 - 4:05 PM

Steven Souza is not in the Rays' lineup Friday.

It's his second day off in a row, as manager Kevin Cash is giving the struggling outfielder an extended break. Souza has slugged 14 homers this season, but he's been very inconsistent and has hit just .209/.297/.411 overall with 104 strikeouts over 297 plate appearances. Joey Butler is in right field Friday, with Grady Sizemore in the designated hitter spot.
Jul 3 - 12:53 PM

Steven Souza is not in the Rays' lineup Wednesday.

It's simply a day off. Brandon Guyer will cover right field while Souza rests.
Jun 24 - 9:16 AM

Steven Souza finished 3-for-4 with a solo home run, helping the Rays defeat his former team in the Nationals on Wednesday.

Souza was last seen on the same field as the Nationals when he made a terrific catch to preserve Jordan Zimmermann's no-hitter to finish the regular season last year. He took Zimmermann yard in the fifth inning to break a scoreless tie. Souza is batting .222/.323/.444 with 13 home runs, 30 RBI, and eight stolen bases to date.
Jun 17 - 10:26 PM

Steven Souza jacked a three-run homer in Wednesday's 6-5, 10-inning triumph over the Angels.

Souza's three-run homer off Hector Santiago in the sixth helped to dig Tampa Bay out of an early 4-0 hole. He finished 1-for-4. Souza is going to be a mixed league asset before long, and he's already worth using. While the .228 average hurts -- and is no sure bet to improve before season's end -- the young outfielder brings to the table the ever allusive blend of power and speed lusted after in fantasy worlds. At present moment, he's on pace for 33 homers and 21 steals.
Jun 4 - 1:45 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
1B1James Loney
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Matt Moore
4Nate Karns
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Drew Smyly
7Alex Cobb
8Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Kevin Jepsen
4Jeff Beliveau
5Steve Geltz
6Brandon Gomes
7Xavier Cedeno
8Alex Colome