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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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Steven Souza drove in three runs with a pair of homers in a 5-2 victory over the Angels on Wednesday.
He hit a two-run jack in the second inning and teamed up with Colby Rasmus to hit back-to-back solo shots in the seventh frame. Both longballs were served up by starter Ricky Nolasco. Souza has turned himself into a useful fantasy outfielder this year by batting .255/.365/.458 with seven home runs and 26 RBI in 182 plate appearances. May 24 - 10:59 PM

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Steven Souza hit a three-run homer in the Rays' 11-2 rout of the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon.

Souza's big fly off Heath Hembree was part of a seven-run outburst in the top of the ninth. He also drew a leadoff walk and scored a run in the top of the seventh. Souza has a cool .810 OPS with five home runs and 22 RBI in 34 games this season for the Rays. His bruised right thumb no longer appears to be a concern.
May 14 - 6:15 PM

Steven Souza (thumb) returned to the Rays' starting lineup on Satuday.

Souza hadn't played since bruising his right thumb during Monday's game, but he's back in there and hitting leadoff against Chris Sale and the Red Sox on Saturday afternoon. Souza is hitting .277/.377/.445 with four homers and 19 RBI on the season.
May 13 - 9:59 AM

Steven Souza (thumb) remained out of the Rays' lineup Friday.

Souza hasn't played since exiting Monday's game with a bruised right thumb. He's hoping to be back in action sometime this weekend. Colby Rasmus is in right field Friday.
May 12 - 3:13 PM

Steven Souza (thumb) hopes to return to the Rays' lineup this weekend.

Souza hasn't played since exiting Monday's game with a bruised right thumb but has been available to play defense of pinch-run. He received a cortisone injection Wednesday.
May 12 - 11:27 AM

Steven Souza (thumb) is out of the Rays' starting lineup again on Thursday.

Peter Bourjos will start in right field and bat ninth versus Kansas City left-hander Jason Vargas. Souza has not appeared in a game since injuring his thumb when he was jammed on a pitch Monday night. He remains day-to-day.
May 11 - 9:34 AM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said that he is hopeful that Steven Souza (thumb) will be available to pinch hit on Wednesday.

Souza injured his thumb in Monday's game against the Royals. He sat out on Tuesday and is out of the lineup once again on Wednesday. Unlike in Tuesday's game, though, Souza could potentially see an at-bat or two on Wednesday if needed should he be feeling up to it.
May 10 - 4:30 PM

Steven Souza (thumb) is out of the Rays' lineup again on Wednesday.

Souza also sat out Tuesday after injuring his thumb on Monday night. He's still considered day-to-day. Colby Rasmus will start in right field and bat sixth Wednesday against Royals right-hander Jason Hammel.
May 10 - 2:57 PM

Steven Souza (thumb) is not in Tuesday's lineup versus the Royals.

Souza left Monday's game with a thumb injury after being jammed on a pitch. Consider him day-to-day for now. Colby Rasmus will start in his place in right field.
May 9 - 3:26 PM

Steven Souza exited Monday's game versus the Royals with a thumb injury.

Souza was jammed by a pitch in his at-bat in the third inning and said "there was a pretty sharp pain running down my thumb" during his next at-bat in the sixth. The outfielder said that his thumb eventually calmed down and it doesn't sound like he'll be sent for tests. However, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him sitting out Tuesday.
May 9 - 1:08 AM

Steven Souza departed Monday's game against the Royals with an undisclosed injury.

It's unclear what happened with Souza, but he was pulled after the seven innings. The Rays are expected to have an update on him after the game.
May 8 - 10:24 PM

Steven Souza is not in the Rays' starting lineup on Thursday against the Marlins.

The left-handed-hitting Colby Rasmus will start in right field and bat sixth on Thursday versus Miami right-hander Dan Straily.
May 4 - 2:35 PM

Steven Souza (hand) is back in the Rays' lineup Monday.

Souza sat out Sunday after exiting Saturday's game following a hit by pitch on his left hand, but he took batting practice Monday and had no issues. He's in right field and batting second against Wei-Yin Chen and the Marlins.
May 1 - 4:35 PM

Steven Souza (hand) is not in the Rays' lineup Sunday.

Souza's left hand is still sore following a hit by pitch Saturday, but thankfully an X-ray came back clean and he should be back in there in a day or two. Shane Peterson is in right field. The Rays also have Daniel Robertson at shortstop over Tim Beckham.

X-rays on Steven Souza's left hand came back negative.

Souza departed Saturday's game after being hit with a Joe Biagini 95 mph fastball, but he's managed to escape with a bruise. He's sore and might sit out Sunday but should ultimately be fine.
Apr 30 - 8:15 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Derek Norris
3Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
2Michael Martinez
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Danny Farquhar
5Diego Moreno
6Shawn Tolleson
7Kevin Gadea
8Tommy Hunter
9Chase Whitley
10Jumbo Diaz
11Ryne Stanek
12Jose Alvarado
13Ryan Garton