Steven Jeffrey Souza, Jr. (born April 24, 1989) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Washington Nationals organization of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Souza was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the third round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft out of Cascade High School in Everett, Washington. He was added to the 40 man roster on November 1, 2013. He was called up to the majors for the first time on April 12, 2014. Souza made his major league debut on April 13 in a game against the Atlanta Braves. He entered as a defensive replacement in the seventh inning and struck out in his only at-bat of the game, which ended in a 10-2 loss for the Nationals. He was sent down to the Syracuse Chiefs on May 5 in order to make room for Scott Hairston, who had just come off the disabled list.
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