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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 (blister) played only defense in a minor league game Sunday.
Souza has dealt with a blister for a few days and isn't ready to swing a bat in a game yet. He'll probably be fine by Opening Day but obviously doesn't have a ton of time. Mar 26 - 1:19 PM

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Steven Souza ripped open a blister on the palm of his left hand Thursday in a Grapefruit League game.

That's why he made an early exit. Souza could be held out of action for a couple of days, but this shouldn't affect his status for the opening of the 2017 regular season. Unless it's a blister of the Rich Hill variety.
Mar 23 - 2:55 PM

Steven Souza went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI against the Orioles on Tuesday.

Souza's production has been pretty modest in his two years with the Rays and he's had trouble staying on the field as well, so there's little reason for the team to remain patient if he can't get off to a solid start this year. The right field job will be his alone on Opening Day, but he shouldn't be assured much after that. He's batting .292 with no homers and an 8/0 K/BB ratio in 24 at-bats this spring.
Mar 14 - 4:42 PM

Steven Souza (hip) is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut on Wednesday.

Souza is fully recovered from surgery last September for a left hip impingement. The 27-year-old batted just .247/.303/.409 with 17 homers and 49 RBI in 120 games last season. The Rays have a lot of moving pieces, so his playing time could be at risk if he disappoints again.
Feb 28 - 8:53 AM

Steven Souza (hip) is hoping to make his Grapefruit League debut on Wednesday.

Souza is a little behind others in Rays camp after undergoing hip surgery last September, but he feels great and is nearly game-ready. He's going to face competition for at-bats this season after putting up a disappointing .237/.310/.405 batting line in his first two years with Tampa.
Feb 26 - 10:09 AM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Thursday that Steven Souza (hip) is expected to be 100 percent for spring training.

Souza underwent surgery in September for a left hip impingement, after posting a disappointing .247/.303/.409 batting line with 17 homers and 49 RBI in 120 games this summer for the Rays. He's setting up as a decent late-round gamble for fantasy drafts in 2017.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 03:36:00 PM

Rays activated OF Steven Souza Jr. from the 60-day disabled list.

Souza is coming off surgery in September for a left hip impingement. The 27-year-old owns a .237/.310/.405 batting line (97 OPS+) over his first two seasons with the Rays.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 08:11:00 AM

Rays placed OF Steven Souza on the 60-day disabled list with a left hip injury.

Souza is done for the season following surgery for a left hip impingement. The injury first began bothering him in early June, and he'll finish the 2016 campaign with a disappointing .247/.303/.409 batting line. The 27-year-old outfielder tallied 17 homers and seven stolen bases in 120 games.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 03:34:00 PM

Steven Souza will undergo season-ending surgery Wednesday for a left hip impingement.

Souza missed a month with a left hip injury during the first half and he has decided to get the issue addressed. The expectation is that he'll be ready to go for spring training. The 27-year-old will finish the year with a .247/.303/.409 batting line to go along with 17 homers and seven steals.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 04:30:00 PM

Steven Souza will visit a specialist in Nashville on Monday due to an ailing left hip.

It's possible he'll require season-ending surgery. Souza missed a month of action earlier this season with an injury to the hip, so it appears he's probably been playing through some pain for a while now.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 11:56:00 AM

Steven Souza went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Orioles.

Souza is now hitting .317 (13-for-41) with four homers, six RBI and nine runs scored in the month of September after he hit .235 with a .675 OPS through the season's first five months. The question has always been whether the 27-year-old will hit enough to let his power and speed play, and to this point the answer has been no. Perhaps he can parlay his strong finish to 2016 into a better start in 2017.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 11:30:00 PM

Steven Souza homered for the second consecutive game as the Rays fell to the Yankees in New York on Friday.

Souza loves hitting in Yankee Stadium and this series has confirmed that. He launched a pair of home runs in Thursday's opener then took Michael Pineda deep as part of back-to-back shots with teammate Logan Morrison in the fourth inning on Friday. He also added an RBI single, finishing the night 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. He's now hitting .241/.292/.406 with 16 homers and 47 RBI in what has been a disappointing season for the 27-year-old outfielder.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 12:26:00 AM

Steven Souza hit two solo home runs in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

All four of the Rays' runs came by way of solo homers, with Souza and teammate Kevin Kiermaier swatting two each. The homers were Souza's first since August 21, as he's struggled at the dish and lost playing time in recent weeks. The 27-year-old is hitting .238/.289/.387 with 15 homers, 45 RBI, 49 runs scored and six steals on the year.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 11:07:00 PM

Steven Souza hit two solo home runs in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

All four of the Rays' runs came by way of solo homers, with Souza and teammate Kevin Kiermaier swatting two each. The homers were Souza's first since August 21, as he's struggled at the dish and lost playing time in recent weeks. The 27-year-old is hitting .238/.289/.387 with 15 homers, 45 RBI, 49 runs scored and six steals on the year.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 11:07:00 PM

Steven Souza is not in Monday's lineup against the Red Sox.

The struggling outfielder will sit against Rick Porcello. Nick Franklin will make a rare start in right field.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 06:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Derek Norris
3Jesus Sucre
4Curt Casali
5Luke Maile
1B1Logan Morrison
2Nick Franklin
2B1Brad Miller
2Ryan Brett
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
2Jason Coats
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Chase Whitley
7Austin Pruitt
8Jaime Schultz
9Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Danny Farquhar
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Shawn Tolleson
7Ryan Garton
8Kevin Gadea
9Tommy Hunter
10Jumbo Diaz
11Justin Marks
12Cory Rasmus
13Diego Moreno