Souza went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and three RBI in Friday's 9-4 win over the Padres. Souza plated all three of his runs on a bases-clearing double in the sixth inning, staking the Diamondbacks to an 8-3 lead. Though he has only homered three times since returning from the disabled list July 5, Souza has otherwise been a solid all-around contributor, garnering a .295 average, 23 RBI, 12 runs and three steals over 29 games during that stretch.
Souza is out of the lineup Thursday against the Padres. Souza will head to the bench for a standard day off as Jon Jay gets a start in right field. Since returning from the DL in early July, Souza has slashed .280/.353/.486 with three home runs and 20 RBI in 28 games.
Souza went 1-for-4 with a walk, a run and a stolen base in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Rangers. Souza is now 4-for-5 on stolen-base attempts on the campaign, which qualifies as a respectable output for a player that has only appeared in 42 games. The outfielder is slashing .280/.353/.486 with three home runs, three steals and 20 RBI since returning from the disabled list in early July and should make for a stable all-around producer down the stretch. With the Diamondbacks vying for a postseason spot, it's unlikely that Souza will receive many days off over the final month and a half of the regular season.
Souza is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds, Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona reports. Souza started the last two games after missing Wednesday's contest with general body soreness, but returns to the bench Sunday. Jon Jay is leading off and starting in right field for the series finale in Cincinnati.
Souza (undisclosed) will start in right field and bat fifth versus Cincinnati on Friday. Souza was left out of the lineup Wednesday due to general soreness that stemmed from a collision with the outfield wall during Tuesday's contest. As expected, he won't miss any additional time. Across 38 games this year, he's hit .252 with a .742 OPS and 20 RBI.
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