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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
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Steven Souza went 0-for-5 and struck out twice in a loss to the A's on Friday.
Souza is hitting .193 with a 19/2 K/BB ratio in 57 at-bats since coming off the disabled list on July 2. He also hit .233 with a 36/7 K/BB ratio and just five extra-base hits in his last 24 games before going on the disabled list. A demotion to Triple-A needs to be considered at some point. One thing is for sure: the Rays would like to have Wil Myers back right about now. Jul 23 - 1:44 AM

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Steven Souza is starting in right field and batting sixth on Wednesday night.

Souza was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Angels for a lack of hustle after failing to run out of the box on what should have been an inside-the-park home run. It instead went as a triple -- part of a 2-for-2 night. Consider that incident water under the bridge.
Jul 6 - 3:07 PM

Steven Souza was apparently pulled from Tuesday's game against the Angels for a lack of hustle.

In his second at-bat, Souza hit a ball that was misplayed in the outfield, which would've been an inside-the-park home run had he been hustling out of the box. It looks as though manager Kevin Cash wanted to use it as a teaching moment, despite Souza being 2-for-2 with a stolen base on the evening. This should all blow over.
Jul 5 - 8:44 PM

Steven Souza was forced to leave Tuesday's game against the Angels with an apparent injury.

Souza was having a monster game, with an RBI single and a stolen base in his first at-bat, then he legged out a triple his next time up but appeared to tweak something. Expect an update on his status shortly.
Jul 5 - 8:19 PM

Steven Souza is starting in right field and batting sixth for the Rays on Saturday.

It's Souza's first game back in the lineup since missing nearly a month of action with a hip injury. He returns to a .255/.315/.443 line on the season with 10 long balls, 25 RBI and four stolen bases.
Jul 2 - 12:13 PM

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

Souza is expected to return to the starting lineup on Saturday. He has been sidelined since early June due to a nagging hip injury. Prior to hitting the disabled list, the dynamic outfielder was hitting .255/.315/.443 with 10 homers and four stolen bases.
Jul 2 - 8:20 AM

Rays manager Kevin Cash announced Friday that Steven Souza (hip) will be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

Taylor Motter has been optioned to Triple-A to create a spot on the roster. The Rays are in desperate need for help on offense, which Souza should provide. Before landing on the shelf with his hip injury, Souza was hitting .255/.315/.443 with 10 homers and 25 RBI.
Jul 2 - 12:05 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Curt Casali
2Luke Maile
1B1Steve Pearce
2Logan Morrison
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Brandon Guyer
2Desmond Jennings
3Nick Franklin
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Oswaldo Arcia
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Matt Moore
5Blake Snell
6Matt Andriese
7Alex Cobb
8Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Matt Andriese
7Kevin Jepsen
8Dylan Floro