The D-backs are also sending left-hander Anthony Banda, one of their top overall prospects, to the Rays in the deal, tweets Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets that minor league righty Taylor Weidner is going from Arizona to New York in the deal, too. The Rays, Yankees and D-backs have agreed to a significant three-team trade that’ll send infielder Brandon Drury to New York and outfielder Steven Souza to Arizona. FanRag’s Jon Heyman tweeted that Drury is on his way to New York, while Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic tweeted that the D-backs were set to land Souza. FanRag’s Robert Murray first got the ball rolling, reporting that second base prospect Nick Solak is going from New York to Tampa Bay. Certainly, there will be more pieces to unpack as details emerge, but the acquisition of Souza will be the second notable outfield pickup for the D-backs in as many days. Arizona recently lost out on J.D. Martinez, who signed a five-year deal with the Red Sox, but the acquisition of Souza will give them a right-handed bat with plenty of pop and superior defense — one that is coming off a 30-homer season himself. He’ll join the newly signed Jarrod Dyson as newcomers in the Diamondbacks’outfield.
Yankees, D-Backs, Rays Agree To Three-Team Trade; Souza To Arizona, Drury To New York
MLB Trade Rumors | Feb 20