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Steven Souza suffers intercostal strain

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Steven Souza had a somewhat disappointing debut season with the Rays in 2015, missing a large chunk of time with a fractured left hand. Now his second season with the Rays is off to an iffy start too.

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Souza suffered an intercostal strain while taking swings in a batting cage at Rays camp. There won’t be an MRI taken for a couple days, so the severity is uncertain. It’s likely to cost him at least a couple of weeks.

Opening Day is still a long way away and Souza could feasibly catch back up with the other outfielders in Rays camp if the strain is minor, but a season-opening disabled list stint is now a real possibility.

There should be an update on the 26-year-old outfielder later this week.