The Dodgers had an ever-changing cast of characters in 2021 due to an avalanche of injuries. One of the most colorful part-time players was outfielder Steven Souza Jr. There will be no encore in LA for Souza Jr.
Per The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the 34-year-old has agreed to a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners.
Minor-league deal https://t.co/xUqz2td2Qw
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 13, 2022
The 32-year-old only appeared in 16 games for the Dodgers, but did have a pair of memorable moments in a June game against the Arizona Diamondbacks – one of his former teams. Not only did Souza Jr. hit a solo home run to break the 0-0 stalemate, but he also made an incredible sliding catch.
Souza Jr. posted a .949 OPS in 56 games with the Oklahoma City Dodgers (Triple-A), but was unable to find any consistency in the batter’s box with the big club. He slashed .152/.222/.333 in 36 plate appearances with the Dodgers last year.
He was included on the Dodgers 2021 Wild Card, NLDS, and NLCS rosters. He went 1-for-9 in the postseason.
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