D-backs’ Souza strains right shoulder on diving play, to get MRI

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Steven Souza Jr. will get an MRI on Thursday after straining his right shoulder during a spring training game Wednesday night.

The team announced Souza’s diagnosis following a 14-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants. Souza left the game in the fourth inning after diving for a ball and missing in right-center field. He kicked his legs in apparent pain while waiting for a team trainer, then walked off the field holding his arm.

“There was a lot of discomfort. I could see that,” said manager Torey Lovullo, who along with a team trainer jogged out to Souza.

Souza was acquired from Tampa Bay as part of a three-team trade last month. The 28-year-old batted .239 with 30 home runs, 76 RBI and 16 stolen bases last season with the Rays.

“Worst-case scenario, we’re built for this,” Lovullo said.

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