The Dodgers re-signed Souza to a minor-league contract Sunday, Blake Harris of True Blue LA reports.
Souza was released by the Dodgers last Friday and subsequently opted for free agency, but he's now back with the organization's Triple-A team. In 13 games with the big club this season, Souza slashed .160/.250/.360 a home run, two RBI and two runs across 28 plate appearances.
The Dodgers released Souza on Sunday.
Souza went 4-for-28 with 10 strikeouts across 13 games with the Dodgers earlier this season before he was dropped from the 40-man roster July 6. After going unclaimed off waivers, Souza reported to Triple-A Oklahoma City and stuck around with the affiliate for about a week before being granted his release. The veteran outfielder will look to land with another organization.
Souza was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
The veteran outfielder signed a minor-league deal with Los Angeles right before Opening Day and later made his way back to the big leagues June 16. He was never able to get anything going at the plate, recording just four hits and two walks across 28 plate appearances. Souza will be placed on waivers for the time being, where he could draw interest from clubs looking to add outfield depth. Jake Reed was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding roster move.
Souza went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's 3-0 win over Arizona.
Souza played 72 games with the Diamondbacks in 2018, clubbing five homers and driving in 29 runs. He's struggled to find his footing in the league since, but the Dodgers gave him another chance in the big leagues after he put up a strong showing with their Triple-A club earlier this season. The 32-year-old came through with the big hit in Friday's win, belting a solo shot to left field in the eighth inning to break a scoreless tie and send Los Angeles on to victory. Souza has gone 2-for-6 in two games with the Dodgers thus far.
Souza's contract was selected by the Dodgers on Wednesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Souza was released by the Astros in late March but began the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City. He appeared in 22 minor-league games and slashed .279/.444/.603 with six home runs, 17 runs and 16 RBI. He should fill a depth role in the outfield after right-hander Nate Jones was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Souza signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Souza was released by Houston on March 24 but will land a minor-league agreement one day before the start of the regular season. The Dodgers have plenty of talent in the outfield, but Souza could serve as depth at some point in 2021. The 31-year-old has appeared in 83 major-league games with the Diamondbacks and Cubs across the past two seasons and slashed .213/.304/.366 with six home runs, 34 RBI and seven stolen bases.
The Astros plan to release Souza on Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Souza's release strengthens Chas McCormick's hopes of claiming a spot on Houston's Opening Day roster as a fourth outfielder. The 31-year-old Souza failed to get going at the plate during Grapefruit League play, striking out in 13 of his 22 at-bats.
Souza (foot) will start in right field and will bat sixth in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
After fouling a ball off his foot in a workout Saturday, Souza appeared in games both Sunday and Monday, but he was limited to DH duties in both contests. Now that Souza is back in the outfield, the Astros are seemingly comfortable with the health of his left foot. The injury doesn't look like it will derail Souza's bid to win a bench role on the Opening Day roster.
Souza (foot) will bat ninth as Houston's designated hitter in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Marlins, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Souza is likely still dealing with some residual soreness after fouling a ball off his foot over the weekend, but the Astros don't seem overly concerned about the issue. He made an appearance off the bench as a pinch hitter in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Nationals, drawing a walk in his lone at-bat. He'll now get the chance to re-enter the starting nine, but the Astros will err on the side of caution and limit him to an offense-only role while he manages the injury. Expect Souza to pick up a start in the outfield in the next few days.
Manager Dusty Baker said that Souza (foot) could be available as a reserve for Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Souza was pulled from his workout Saturday after fouling a ball off his left foot, but he doesn't appear to be dealing with anything more than minor soreness after X-rays cleared him of structural damage. The Astros could decide to err on the side of caution and hold him out of Sunday's contest, but he should check back into the lineup within the next day or two.
Souza is dealing with left foot soreness after fouling a ball off his foot in practice Saturday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Souza limped into the clubhouse with an issue which was originally undisclosed. Thankfully, he appears to have avoided serious injury. As long as the injury doesn't turn out to be anything worse than soreness, he should be able to get back on the field soon and continue his push for a bench spot.
Souza limped to the clubhouse with trainers during practice Saturday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The nature and severity of Souza's injury aren't yet known, but he had to be helped off the field Saturday. It's not yet clear whether the 31-year-old's injury will prevent him from suiting up during Sunday's spring game against Washington.
Souza went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in Monday's spring game against the Nationals.
Souza started in right field Monday, making his first spring start and beginning his quest to make the Astros' roster as non-roster invitee. He's competing for a job as the fourth outfielder but is also getting work at first base during spring training. "The infield is something that's not super foreign to me," Souza told Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. "I've kind of sporadically messed around over there and made sure I stayed ready because I can see the way the game has moved, and people need to be more versatile." Souza has been limited to just 83 games since the start of 2018 due to underperformance and injury.
Souza said he's healthy and ready to play all three outfield spots, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Souza has been limited to just 83 games in MLB since the end of the 2017 season due to underperformance and injury. He was limited by a hamstring injury in 2020, and the year before that it was his left knee. Houston's outfield depth was challenged during the offseason when both George Springer and Josh Reddick left town. The Astros' outfield is expected to consist of Michael Brantley in left, Myles Straw in center and Kyle Tucker in right. Souza is competing for a depth spot with prospect Chas McCormick and non-roster invitee Jose Siri. Barring injury to any of the projected starters, the likeliest path to playing time for Souza could come via underperformance by Straw at the plate.
Souza signed a minor-league contract with the Astros on Saturday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
Souza briefly appeared in the majors with the Cubs in 2020, hitting .148 with five RBI and 15 strikeouts over 31 plate appearances. He'll likely compete for a spot in the Astros' major-league outfield during spring training in 2021.
The Cubs released Souza on Tuesday.
Souza went unclaimed off waivers after the Cubs designated him for assignment over the weekend, but the 31-year-old outfielder will pursue opportunities elsewhere rather than stick around at Chicago's alternate training site. Before being dropped from the 40-man roster, Souza appeared in 11 games and hit .148 with one home run across 27 at-bats.
Souza was designated for assignment following the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Souza got the start in Game 1, but he went 0-for-2 and saw his average on the season drop to .148, and that apparently led the Cubs to take him off the roster. It remains to be seen what Souza's next move will be, but he will need to clear waivers for the Cubs to have any chance of retaining him.
Souza is starting in left field and batting eighth in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
With Kyle Schwarber slotting in as the designated hitter, Souza will patrol left field. The 31-year-old has played in just 10 games this year after missing some time due to a hamstring strain, and he finds himself in an even more crowded outfield these days with Cameron Maybin coming over at the trade deadline. Expect Souza to retreat to the bench for the second game Saturday.
Souza (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Souza had been out since mid-August with a Grade 1 hamstring strain. He filled a bench role prior to suffering the injury and should be in the same position going forward, with the deadline-day addition of Cameron Maybin potentially cutting into his already limited at-bats.
Souza (hamstring) could return to the active roster as early as Tuesday, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.
Souza ramped up his workload over the weekend while dealing with a Grade 1 hamstring strain. As a result, he could be available for the Cubs during the team's series in Pittsburgh. Once he returns from the injured list, he should continue to serve as outfield depth. He'll have even more competition for playing time after the Cubs traded for Cameron Maybin on Monday.
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