Steven Souza Jr. retires from professional baseball

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – MARCH 26: Steven Souza Jr #21 of the Seattle Mariners prepares for a spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Fields of Phoenix on March 26, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

33-year-old veteran outfielder Steven Souza Jr. has retired from professional baseball after an eight-year career.

Souza, who most recently played with the Seattle Mariners, made his retirement announcement through his Twitter account.

The right fielder was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the third round in 2007, and he made his MLB debut in 2014.

Souza ends his career with a respectable .229/.318/.411 slash line with 72 home runs, 207 RBI, 223 runs scored, and 42 stolen bases across 1,895 plate appearances in 505 games.


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