Diamondbacks acquire OF Steven Souza from Rays in three-way trade

Brandon Drury 25 hit.267..317.467 for the D'Backs last year with 13 homers and 63 RBIs

Last year, he played second base in Arizona, batting.267/.317/.447 with 13 home runs and 63 RBI in 480 PA. He hit.239/.351/.459 (125-for-523) and established career highs with 148 games, 78 runs, 125 hits, 21 doubles, 30 home runs, 78 RBI, 84 walks and 16 stolen bases. The right-handed Widener, headed to the D-Backs, has pitched to a 2.68 ERA and 3.30 K/BB ratio in 29 minor-league starts and 11 relief appearances. The D-Backs recently added fly-catcher Jarrod Dyson to the fold, and by dealing for Souza they're doing their best to replace the power they lost when J.D. Martinez signed with the Red Sox.

The Rays receive second baseman prospect Nick Solak and possibly another player, sources said. Drury is capable of playing both second base and third base, and it remains to be seen whether the Yankees prefer him at one spot over the other.

Drury will likely start the season as either the starting third or second baseman. While he spent most of his time at second baseman previous year with the Diamondbacks, he also has seen time at third base, as well as in left and right field.

The Yankees traded Nick Solak on Tuesday evening. After trading Souza and starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi this offseason, Tampa Bay appears to be in rebuilding mode. "And I think this is not a shocker to anybody". It's our job to be professionals, accept what's happening and go out there and do the best we can.

Of the prospects involved in the trade, the left-handed Banda was ranked seventh on the Diamondbacks by ESPN's Keith Law. He was ranked by Baseball America as the 88th prospect in baseball going into the 2017 season.

The Yankees designated outfielder Jabari Blash for assignment to make room for Drury on their 40-man roster.

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