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Steven Souza | Outfielder

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 224
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Nationals optioned OF Steven Souza to Triple-A Syracuse.

Souza was with the team as additional depth while Denard Span was on the disabled list with a concussion. He saw just five plate appearances in his five games with the club, going 1-for-4 plus a walk. He has a bright future and should get another chance with the Nats during the 2014 season.
Apr 19 - 10:56 AM

Nationals recalled OF Steven Souza from Triple-A Syracuse.

Souza had a breakout season last year in the Nationals' minor league system and was off to a hot start this month at Triple-A. He could get semi-regular playing time while Denard Span nurses a concussion and may carry value in NL-only fantasy formats for his combination of power and speed.
Apr 12 - 5:15 PM

Nationals prospect OF Steven Souza homered for the second consecutive game on Thursday for Triple-A Syracuse.

Souza, who turns 25 later this month, opened the season in a 1-for-11 funk, but the athletic outfielder since has settled in and is now 5-for-11 for two homers and seven RBI over his last three games. In 2013, Souza turned in a long-overdue breakout campaign at Double-A Harrisburg, batting .300/.396/.557 with 23 doubles, 15 home runs, 20 stolen bases and a 76/41 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 77 games. The Nationals' outfield is already overcrowded, but Souza, who's already on the team's 40-man roster, should be ready to make an impact this season if called on.
Apr 11 - 2:19 PM

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3B1Ryan Zimmerman
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LF1Bryce Harper
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4Craig Stammen
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6Ross Detwiler
7Matt Thornton
8Ross Ohlendorf
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