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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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Steven Souza (hand) is scheduled to begin playing in rehab games Saturday with Triple-A Durham.
Souza will remain with Durham through Monday and could then be cleared to return to the Rays' active roster. The 26-year-old outfielder has been on the disabled list since August 1 with a fracture in his left hand. He has 15 homers and 10 steals in 308 at-bats this season, showing glimpses of his high-level fantasy potential in what has mostly been a frustrating 2015. Sep 2 - 4:15 PM

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Steven Souza (hand) has resumed swinging.

Souza was cleared after a follow X-ray on his fractured left hand showed healing. He's still aiming to return around mid-September.
Aug 27 - 4:43 PM

Steven Souza (hand) is expected to be sidelined until mid-September.

Souza landed on the disabled list a week ago with a fractured left hand and is evidently looking at about a six-week absence. He's had an up and down year for the Rays, batting .214/.303/.403 with 15 homers and 10 steals.
Aug 9 - 11:37 AM

Rays placed OF Steven Souza on the 15-disabled list with a fractured left hand.

Souza left Saturday's game after getting hit by a pitch from Joe Kelly. It didn't look good and his X-rays confirmed the worst. The 26-year-old has shown above power this season with 15 homers in 308 at-bats. Brandon Guyer and Grady Sizemore should see more playing time in his absence. The Rays are probably wishing they had kept David DeJesus, who was traded to the Angels earlier this week.
Aug 1 - 6:56 PM

Steven Souza left Saturday's game against the Red Sox with a bruised left hand.

Souza couldn't get out of the way of a pitch from Joe Kelly in the fifth inning. Brandon Guyer pinch-hit for him in his next at-bat. He went 1-for-2 with a single before exiting. Souza is headed for X-rays.
Aug 1 - 4:57 PM

Steven Souza went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

Souza reached on an infield single in the second inning to drive home his first run since returning from the disabled list. The 26-year-old has hit safely in four straight games, but he's hitting just .212 with a .299 on-base percentage and continues to have real issues with the strikeout. Fortunately for fantasy owners, he has shown enough pop and speed to remain relevant.
Jul 31 - 10:59 PM

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

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

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PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
3J.P. Arencibia
4Luke Maile
1B1James Loney
2Richie Shaffer
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Daniel Nava
3Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Grady Sizemore
DH1John Jaso
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PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Burch Smith
8Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Alex Colome
4Jeff Beliveau
5Steve Geltz
6Brandon Gomes
7Xavier Cedeno
8Matt Andriese
9Enny Romero
10C.J. Riefenhauser
11Kirby Yates
12Nate Karns