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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Souza Traded, actual tank confirmed?

Stars and Stripes For-Never

Tampa Bay Rays v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

Well, the Rays continue to shock the baseball world. This time, a three way deal sends Steven Souza Jr. to Arizona.

The third team is the Yankees (gross), and they are getting 2B/OF Brandon Drury from the Diamondbacks (and nothing from the Rays).

Souza had just arrived to camp, got a celebratory tweet, spoke to Neil, and BAM gone:

To say we saw this coming would be a big lie.

The full deal looks like this:

Rays ACQUIRE: 2B Nick Solak (from NYY), LHP Anthony Banda (from AZ), two PTBNL (from AZ)

Diamondbacks ACQUIRE: OF Steven Souza (from TB), RHP Taylor Widener (from NYY)

The New York Team ACQUIRE: INF Brandon Drury (from AZ)

  • Steven Souza also leaves a message for Rays fans:
  • At least Rays fans can take solace in the fact that the Rays ‘say’ they’re done trading core pieces from the team
  • Finally, I wanted to leave this beautiful shot of Steven Souza from camp yesterday. As baseball moves go, I can accept value, I can understand choices, but it’s tough to see some of these guys go. Souza was a goofy, fun, and extremely likeable player who was really good at baseball. I’m going to miss getting to see this guy play for the Rays.