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New Diamondbacks outfielder Steven Souza leaves game with injury after diving for ball

Posted at 8:42 PM, Mar 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-22 01:35:09-04

Newly acquired Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Steven Souza Jr. left Wednesday night's Cactus League game vs. the San Francisco Giants after suffering an injury while diving for a ball. 

After laying out for a ball in right field, Souza remained on the ground and appeared to be in pain. He eventually left the field with a team trainer while appearing to hold his right shoulder.

After the game, D-backs manager Torey Louvllo said Souza suffered a strained right shoulder and will undergo an MRI on Thursday. "That's all I know," Lovullo said.

The 28-year-old Souza was acquired by the D-backs from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade in February after former Diamondbacks slugger J.D. Martinez chose to sign with the Boston Red Sox. Souza hit .239 with 30 home runs and 78 RBIs in 148 games with the Rays last season. He is a career .236 hitter with 65 home runs in 399 MLB games.

Souza's injury occurred just eight days before the D-backs' Opening Day game vs. the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field on March 29.