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Steven Souza | Outfielder | #20

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 3 (0) / WAS
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Rays and OF Steven Souza avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.55 million contract.
It's his first year of arbitration eligibility. Souza put up a .239/.351/.459 batting line with 30 homers and 16 steals in 2017. Jan 12 - 1:41 PM

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Steven Souza went 3-for-3 and drew a walk Tuesday against the Yankees.

He had half of the Rays' hits on the night, picking up three singles. Souza has really struggled in September but has reached base 10 times over his last five contests.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 10:42:00 PM

Steven Souza hit a solo home run, stole two bases and scored two runs in a win over the Cubs on Wednesday.

He took starter Jon Lester deep in the first inning to reach the 30 home run plateau for the first time in his career. He also worked a couple of walks and stole a pair of bags. His .238 batting average is not good but everything else is. He has 78 RBI, 73 runs and 16 steals in 20 tries.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 11:46:00 PM

Steven Souza (knee) is back in the Rays' starting lineup Tuesday against the Yankees.

Souza missed a handful of games with a bruised left knee. He is playing right field and batting fifth Tuesday versus Yankees right-hander Sonny Gray.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 02:29:00 PM

Steven Souza (knee) will take batting practice Monday and might return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday.

Souza hasn't played since last Friday due to a bruised left knee, but it sounds like he's feeling better. Peter Bourjos is in right field Monday.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 05:04:00 PM

Steven Souza (knee) remains out of the Rays' lineup Monday against the Yankees.

Souza hasn't played since banging his left knee into the right field wall at Fenway Park on Friday. An MRI came back negative and he's considered day-to-day. Peter Bourjos will cover right field duties on Monday.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 02:36:00 PM

Steven Souza (knee) remained out of the Rays' lineup Sunday.

It's the second straight game he's missed after he banged his left knee into the outfield wall Friday. Souza is dealing with a painful bone bruise but hopefully will feel well enough to play when the Rays return home Monday.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 10:22:00 AM

An MRI taken Saturday on Steven Souza's left knee showed no structural damage.

Souza suffered a bone bruise when he crashed into the outfield wall Friday at Fenway Park. It's not clear when he might return to the Rays' starting lineup, but the good news is this won't be a season-ender for the 28-year-old outfielder. He's slashing .246/.351/.477 with 29 home runs, 77 RBI, 14 steals, and 71 runs scored in 134 games.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 04:21:00 PM

Steven Souza (leg) was held out of the Rays' starting lineup on Saturday.

Souza injured his leg when he crashed into the outfield wall during Fridays' game. Peter Bourjos is starting in right field for the Rays while Cesar Puello covers left.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 02:39:00 PM

Steven Souza was forced to leave Friday's game against the Red Sox after crashing into the outfield wall.

Souza was attempting to chase down a fly ball in right field and crashed into the wall. He needed to be helped off of the field afterwards and keeping the weight off of his left leg as much as possible. The Rays should provide an update on his status soon.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 08:50:00 PM

Steven Souza (neck, back) is in the Rays' lineup Tuesday against the Twins.

Souza was considered day-to-day with neck/back soreness after a collision at home plate in the sixth inning on Monday, but he won't end up missing any time. He'll bat fifth against Bartolo Colon.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 03:01:00 PM

Steven Souza went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI during a win over the Royals on Wednesday.

He slapped an RBI single to center field in the third inning. His solo homer off starter Jason Vargas put the Rays in front to stay in the fifth inning. The 28-year-old outfielder has been wielding a potent bat this year. He has a .252 batting average with 29 homers, 77 RBI and 70 runs scored. His 13 stolen bases are a nice bonus as well.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 11:48:00 PM

Steven Souza is out of the Rays' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Mallex Smith will play right field and hit eighth versus Toronto right-hander Marcus Stroman. This appears to be a routine breather for Souza.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 03:50:00 PM

Steven Souza hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday as the Rays beat the Brewers 2-1.

Souza jumped all over Jacob Barnes' second pitch of the frame and sent a laser into the left-center field stands to snap a 1-1 tie. Souza also singled in the victory, finishing 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored. The 28-year-old outfielder is batting .269/.371/.517 with 24 home runs, 69 RBI, eight stolen bases, and 62 runs scored in 105 games this season for Tampa Bay.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 04:02:00 PM

Steven Souza went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a two-run double that turned out to be the difference as the Rays edged the Astros 5-3 on Thursday.

Souza pulled a solo homer, his 23rd of the season, just inside the left field foul pole in the sixth inning to bring the Rays to within a run, and he came to the plate an inning later with the game tied. The 28-year-old promptly untied it, ripping a two-run double into the same left field corner that gave the Rays a lead they wouldn't relinquish. It feels like forever we've waited for Souza to deliver on his promise (it's really only been since 2015), and he's delivering this year, batting .272/.374/.519 with those 23 homers, 68 RBI, 61 runs scored and eight steals with two more months left to play.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 01:18:00 AM