- OF Steven Souza goes from the Rays to the Diamondbacks
- 2B prospect Nick Solak goes from the Rays to the Yankees
- 2B Brandon Drury goes from the Diamondbacks to the Yankees
- SP Anthony Banda goes from the Diamondbacks to the Rays
- Pitching prospect Taylor Widener goes from the Yankees to the Diamondbacks
- Two players to be named later will go from the Diamondbacks to the Rays
Souza has mostly been a right-fielder in his time with the Rays, and will presumably fill the same role for Arizona. He hit .239/.351/.459 as a 28-year-old last year: that’s an OPS of 121, mostly thanks to the thirty home-runs he hit. He’s under team control through the end of 2020, was eligible for arbitration for the first time this winter, and agreed to a $3.55 million deal, so the deal will increase our payroll by about $3 million, over the league-minimum amount earned by Drury.
We’ll be unpacking this deal in more detail later on in the day, but for now, I’ll just leave this here.