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Diamondbacks outfielder Steven Souza injures knee on strange play

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Posted at 8:44 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 23:46:48-04

In his short time in the Valley, Steven Souza Jr. has already had his share of bad injury luck.

Add a bizarre sequence during a game on Monday to that list.

During an exhibition game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox at Chase Field on Monday night, Souza injured his knee while touching home plate and had to be helped off the field. The D-backs announced Souza was removed from the game due to a left knee injury and will be reevaluated Tuesday.

The 29-year-old Souza was acquired by the D-backs in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays before the 2018 regular season but missed significant playing time in his first season in Arizona due to a strained pectoral muscle. He played in just 72 games for the D-backs last season.

Souza's injury occurred just three days before the D-backs' regular-season opener vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday.