Yankees Acquire Brandon Drury as Infield Insurance

Brandon Drury 25 hit.267..317.467 for the D'Backs last year with 13 homers and 63 RBIs

Brandon Drury 25 hit.267..317.467 for the D'Backs last year with 13 homers and 63 RBIs

Last season, Souza hit a productive.239/.351/.459 with 30 home runs, 78 RBI, 78 runs scored, and 16 stolen bases in 617 plate appearances.

Feb 20, 2018; Salt River, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jarrod Dyson (1) poses for Photo Day at Salt River Fields.

Souza, 28, batted.239 with a career-high 30 home runs and 78 RBIs past year.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly acquired outfielder Steven Souza from the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a three-team trade with the New York Yankees.

J.D. Martinez is now signed with the Boston Red Sox, so the Arizona Diamondbacks are looking elsewhere to strengthen the outfield.

The Souza trade is a surprising followup to Saturday night's deals when the Rays traded RHP Jake Odorizzi to the Twins and DFA'd 2017 All-Star Corey Dickerson.

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Widener was the Yankees No. 22 prospect, according to Baseball America.?

Now 28 years old, Souza improved his slugging percentage in each of the last three seasons after being dealt to Tampa Bay from the Washington Nationals in 2014.

Banda, 24, appeared in eight major league games for Arizona past year, including four starts. The latter set a franchise record for most home runs in a single season set by a shortstop. Now that Drury's gone, manager Torey Lovullo won't have as hard of a time trying to decide how to get guys like Owings and Ahmed in the lineup every day.

The addition of Drury gives the Yankees not just depth at all four infield positions, but a young, solid player that can make a huge impact with his bat and glove in the Bronx for this season and for years to come. He isn't eligible for arbitration until next year.

A second-round Yankees draft choice out of Louisville in 2016, Solak rose to the Double-A level last season and fared well with Double-A Trenton. Steven Souza is headed to the D'Backs and Brandon Drury is going to the Yankees. He also struggled with the Diamondbacks Triple-A affiliate Reno Aces going 8-7 with a 5.39 ERA.

Souza's numbers suggest they have reason to feel confident in their restructured outfield as they began spring training Wednesday with an exhibition against Arizona State. He hit.236 and had a strikeout rate of 29%, but saw improvement in the last season.

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