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Steven Souza | Outfielder | #28

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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 (pectoral) will resume throwing Sunday.
Souza was shut down earlier this month after feeling some soreness in the injured right pectoral, but he's ready to give it another go. The injury has lingered longer than the club initially anticipated, and it's unclear what his path to reinstatement is at this point. A rehab assignment is likely, making an early May return seem like a best-case scenario. Apr 21 - 5:47 PM

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Steven Souza will be shut down for a few days after he felt some soreness in his injured right pectoral while throwing Monday.

An MRI showed some excess fluid in Souza's pec. The Diamondbacks aren't viewing it as a setback, so it would appear that Souza still has a chance to be activated in about a week.
Apr 9 - 9:09 PM

Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen said Steven Souza (pectoral) could return by the end of the team's current road trip or at the beginning of Arizona's next homestand.

The D'Backs begin a nine-game road trip tonight in St. Louis and won't be back home until April 17 against the Giants. When Souza suffered a pectoral strain last month, the expectation was that he would be out until mid-May but obviously he's going to make it back much sooner than that. Chris Owings and Jarrod Dyson have been filling in for Souza in right field.
Apr 5 - 5:12 PM

Steven Souza (pectoral) threw from 90 feet and hit in the cage on Monday.

Some big steps forward for the injured outfielder. Souza seems to be progressing much quicker than expected from his March 21 pectoral strain and may be able to join the Diamondbacks by the end of April. He was acquired from the Rays in a three-team trade on February 20 after posting an .810 OPS with 30 home runs and 16 stolen bases over 148 games in 2017.
Apr 2 - 7:03 PM

Zach Buchanan of The Athletic Arizona reports that Steven Souza (pectoral) is progressing quicker than anticipated.

Souza was diagnosed with a right pectoral strain after diving for a ball in one of the Diamondbacks' final spring training games in Arizona. The initial diagnosis was that he'd be out until the middle of May, but that could change now that he's been able to run and swing the bat. A return before May would be big news for the Arizona lineup, and in turn fantasy owners who drafted Souza before the injury.
Mar 30 - 10:36 AM

Diamondbacks placed OF Steven Souza on the 10-day disabled list with a right pectoral strain.

Souza injured his shoulder while attempting a diving catch last week and is expected to be sidelined until around mid-May. Jarrod Dyson and Chris Owings will cover right field duties during his absence.
Mar 27 - 8:50 AM

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo told Zach Buchanan of The Athletic Arizona that Steven Souza (pectoral) will likely be out until mid-May.

Buchanan asked Lovullo if it was possible that Souza could return in May, and Lovullo added the mid-May. While not ideal, it's still somewhat of a best-case scenario for the outfielder, as he looked to be in significant pain after coming up lame while diving for a ball on Wednesday. Once back, he should hit in the middle of the Arizona lineup, and he should produce enough to be worth drafting in all formats.
Mar 23 - 12:46 PM

Steven Souza has been diagnosed with a right pectoral strain.

Souza suffered the injury attempting a diving catch in Wednesday night's Cactus League game against the Giants. Obviously it could have been much worse for Souza, but Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo still expects him to miss a "couple of weeks." The absence could very well extend through much -- if not all -- of April. Jarrod Dyson and Yasmany Tomas should see more outfield reps in his absence. Dyson gets a fantasy boost as a cheap base-stealing buy.
Mar 22 - 8:50 PM

Steven Souza has a strained right shoulder and will undergo an MRI on Thursday.

Souza injured the shoulder while trying to make a diving catch in the fourth inning of Wednesday night's Cactus League game and looked to be in considerable pain as he left the field with a trainer. It would be a significant loss for the Diamondbacks if Souza were to miss time, as he was expected to hit in the middle of the lineup and help replace the offense supplied last year by J.D. Martinez. We should know more about the severity of the injury by Thursday afternoon.
Mar 22 - 1:27 AM

Steven Souza left Wednesday's game against the Giants with an apparent shoulder injury.

Souza went after diving for a catch in the fourth inning, and stayed on the ground head-first until trainers were able to help him up. He left on his own feet, but held his shoulder in pain while leaving the game. We should find out more about the injury shortly; possibly after the conclusion of the game.
Mar 21 - 11:43 PM

Steven Souza went 2-for-3 and hit his first homer of the spring in an 11-6 loss to the Brewers on Thursday in the Cactus League.

The homer was off of Chase Anderson, and it was a solo shot in the fourth inning. Acquired in the three-team deal that sent Brandon Drury to the Yankees and prospects to the Rays, Souza had his best fantasy season in 2017; hitting 30 homers and stealing 16 bases for Tampa Bay. He struggled down the stretch, but the 28-year-old outfielder certainly has talent, and could put up similar numbers in Chase Field in 2018.
Mar 8 - 6:32 PM

Diamondbacks acquired OF Steven Souza from the Rays as part of a three-team trade.

Tampa Bay received second base prospect Nick Solak from the Yankees and left-handed pitcher Anthony Banda plus two players to be named later from the Diamondbacks. Brandon Drury is going to New York. Souza had a career year with the Rays in 2017, posting an .810 OPS with 30 home runs in 148 games, and he should maintain a good amount of fantasy value in Arizona, even with a humidor coming to Chase Field. The 28-year-old outfielder is under control through 2020. He'll make $3.55 million in 2018 -- his first year of arbitration.
Feb 20 - 7:58 PM

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the Diamondbacks have acquired Steven Souza from the Rays as part of a three-team trade.

Brandon Drury is headed to the Yankees, who are sending second base prospect Nick Solak to the Rays and right-handed pitching prospect Taylor Widener to the Diamondbacks. Tampa Bay will also get left-hander Anthony Banda from the D'Backs and two players to be named later -- both from Arizona's minor league system. The three-team swap has yet to be confirmed by any of the clubs involved, but those announcements should be coming shortly.

Steven Souza has departed Rays' camp to attend to a family matter.

He is tentatively expected to rejoin the club on Tuesday. The right fielder is coming off of a breakthrough 2017 campaign where he slashed .239/.351/.459 with 30 homers and 16 stolen bases and was finally able to stay healthy. With Evan Longoria, Corey Dickerson and Logan Morrison gone, he'll need to pick up the slack in the middle of the lineup.
Feb 18 - 5:17 PM

Rays and OF Steven Souza avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.55 million contract.

It's his first year of arbitration eligibility. Souza put up a .239/.351/.459 batting line with 30 homers and 16 steals in 2017.
Jan 12 - 1:41 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Jeff Mathis
3John Ryan Murphy
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Christian Walker
2B1Ketel Marte
2Chris Owings
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Deven Marrero
3B1Jake Lamb
2Daniel Descalso
LF1Steven Souza
2Jarrod Dyson
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Taijuan Walker
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Archie Bradley
3Yoshihisa Hirano
4Andrew Chafin
5Jorge De La Rosa
6Fernando Salas
7T.J. McFarland
8Randall Delgado