D-backs trade prospects to Rays, complete Souza deal

May 1, 2018, 2:15 PM | Updated: 2:16 pm
Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, watches his base hit off Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher ...
Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, watches his base hit off Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Colin Poche during the sixth inning of a spring baseball game in Tempe, Ariz., Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Completing the trade that shipped outfielder Steven Souza to the Diamondbacks in February, Arizona announced Tuesday it will send prospects Sam McWilliams and Colin Poche to the Tampa Bay Rays.

The three-way trade on Feb. 20 sent Arizona infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees, Arizona starting pitching prospect Anthony Banda to the Rays and Souza to the D-backs. New York additionally traded infielder prospect Nick Solak to Tampa Bay and pitching prospect Taylor Widener to the Diamondbacks.

Arizona owed the Rays two players to be named by May 1.

McWilliams, a 22-year-old right-handed pitcher, is 1-1 with a 2.10 ERA, 32 strikeouts and six walks over five starts for Single-A Visalia this season. He joined the D-backs’ organization as a piece of the deal that sent starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson to Philadelphia in 2015.

Poche, a left-hander, has 23 strikeouts to two walks in 11.0 scoreless innings over nine appearances for Double-A Jackson.

The 24-year-old was a 2016 14th-round pick by Arizona.


Arizona Diamondbacks

FILE - Chase Field sits empty after the Colorado Rockies decided not to play their baseball game ag...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks claim former Orioles pitcher Zack Burdi off waivers

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Thursday they have claimed pitcher Zack Burdi off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.
9 days ago
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JULY 01: Manager Torey Lovullo #17 of the Arizona Diamondbacks signals from the ...
Arizona Sports

D-backs’ Lovullo ready to fill critical roles on coaching staff

D-backs skipper Torey Lovullo spoke with media about how he plans to fill the team's pitching, hitting and bench coach positions.
14 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen joins The Doug & Wolf Show for an interview on ...
Kevin Zimmerman

D-backs to prioritize more power bullpen arms, grinding hitters

Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen believes more power in the bullpen and more grinding hitters at the plate can help turn his team around.
15 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo (17) argues with umpire Chad Whitson, left, during the t...
Arizona Sports

D-backs make multiple coaching changes to start offseason

Arizona manager Torey Lovullo retained his job with a one-year extension, but his staff is not moving forward in the same framework.
15 days ago
San Diego Padres manager Jayce Tingler returns to the dugout after the national anthem before a bas...
Associated Press

Padres fire manager Jayce Tingler after midseason collapse

The San Diego Padres have fired Jayce Tingler a season after finishing second in voting for NL Manager of the Year.
17 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' David Peralta, right, douses Diamondbacks' Josh VanMeter (19) after VanMeter'...
Associated Press

Diamondbacks clinch No. 2 pick in MLB Draft after going 52-110 in 2021

The Diamondbacks finished with a 52-110 record in 2021, tying the Baltimore Orioles for the worst record in the majors.
20 days ago
D-backs trade prospects to Rays, complete Souza deal