Souza (back) supplied a pinch-hit solo home run in his lone plate appearance during Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Padres in 10 innings. Souza didn't make any further starts for the Diamondbacks after experiencing back spasms in a Sept. 23 contest against the Rockies, but he came off the bench in two games, suggesting he won't be hindered by the issue heading into the offseason. The outfielder wrapped up an injury-marred campaign with a meager .678 OPS -- his lowest mark since his debut season of 2014 -- and managed only five home runs across 272 plate appearances. Since Souza remains under club control for two more years, he'll likely have a fairly clear path to a full-time role in 2019, especially with fellow outfielder A.J. Pollock headed for free agency this winter.
Souza (back) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Padres. Souza has been out of action all week due to lower-back spasms, and it doesn't seem like the issue has improved heading into Sunday's contest. He'll finish the season with a lowly .660 OPS, his worst mark since his brief time in the majors in 2014. Socrates Brito will replace him in right field for the afternoon.
Souza (back) remains sidelined Saturday against San Diego. Souza has started just once in the last nine games while battling a lower-back injury. It's possible he's already made his final appearance of the season. Socrates Brito will start in right field Saturday.
Souza (back) is not in the lineup against San Diego on Friday. Souza has been withheld from the starting lineup for the past four games after suffering a lower-back injury Sunday. With only two outings left in the season, there's a chance we've seen the last of Souza in 2018. Chris Owings will patrol right field during the series finale.
Souza (back) is out of the lineup versus the Dodgers on Wednesday. Souza will remain sidelined for a third consecutive game as he nurses a lower-back injury that popped up Sunday. Socrates Brito will patrol right field and bat fifth in his absence. Souza should be considered day-to-day ahead of Friday's series opener in San Diego.
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