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.
#DBacks OF Steven Souza Jr leaving the game after laying out for a ball in right field pic.twitter.com/HBZQh2qbWs
— Jason Snavely (@JasonSnavely) March 22, 2018
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.
Steven Souza Jr. has a strained right shoulder. He will undergo an MRI on Thursday. If the @Dbacks are w/o Souza for an extended time, manager Torey Lovullo say, “Worst-case scenario, we’re built for this.” pic.twitter.com/L4vZZQV5vC
— FOX Sports Arizona (@FOXSPORTSAZ) March 22, 2018
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.