Dodgers select Steven Souza Jr.

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers selected the contract of outfielder Steven Souza Jr. and optioned infielder/outfielder Zach McKinstry. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers transferred left-handed pitcher Garrett Cleavinger to the 60-day injured list.

 

Souza Jr., 32, returns for his second stint with the Dodgers after hitting .160 with one homer and two RBI in 13 games for Los Angeles. He has spent the majority of the season in Triple-A Oklahoma City, batting .247 (37-for-150) with 12 doubles, nine homers and 27 RBI. He has spent his Major League career with Washington (2014), Tampa Bay (2015-2017), Arizona (2018), Chicago (2020) and Los Angeles, slashing combined .231/.321/.415 with 72 homers and 205 RBI in 495 games. He signed with the Dodgers as a minor league free agent on April 12.

 

McKinstry, 26, was added to the roster on September 1, going 0-for-1 in his lone pinch hit appearance. On the season, he is batting .215 with seven homers and 29 RBI in 60 games for the Dodgers. In six minor league seasons in the Dodgers organization, he has hit a combined .269 (349-for-1296) with 33 homers and 157 RBI across five different levels. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 33rd round of Central Michigan University in the 2016 First Year Player Draft.