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Dodgers: Former LA Outfielder Signs with Seattle Mariners

The Dodgers had an ever-changing cast of characters in 2021 due to an avalanche of injuries. One of the most colorful part-time players was outfielder Steven Souza Jr. There will be no encore in LA for Souza Jr. 

Per The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the 34-year-old has agreed to a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners.

The 32-year-old only appeared in 16 games for the Dodgers, but did have a pair of memorable moments in a June game against the Arizona Diamondbacks – one of his former teams. Not only did Souza Jr. hit a solo home run to break the 0-0 stalemate, but he also made an incredible sliding catch.

Souza Jr. posted a .949 OPS in 56 games with the Oklahoma City Dodgers (Triple-A), but was unable to find any consistency in the batter’s box with the big club. He slashed .152/.222/.333 in 36 plate appearances with the Dodgers last year.

He was included on the Dodgers 2021 Wild Card, NLDS, and NLCS rosters. He went 1-for-9 in the postseason.

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Eric Eulau

Born and raised in Ventura, not "Ven-CH-ura", California. Favorite Dodger Stadium food is the old school chocolate malt with the wooden spoon. Host of the Dodgers Nation 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast.

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  1. He had that moment in the sun, but overall he was part of the AAA corps that Roberts used in high pressure situations. I wish him well.

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