Souza, who had just arrived in Rays camp on Tuesday after attending to a family matter in Seattle, was asked about the departures in recent days of teammates Jake Odorizzi (traded to Twins) and Corey Dickerson (designated for assignment).
They’re both dear friends to me, but this is part of the business, and we all signed up for this, Souza told the Tampa Bay Times before news of his own trade. And I think this is not a shocker to anybody. This is the way the Rays operated for the last couple of years. It’s our job to be professionals, accept what’s happening and go out there and do the best we can. I think we have a good group in here.
Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper are the men to watch for the United States in the slopestyle. The country swept the podium in the event four years ago, though it’s without Sochi gold medalist Joss Christensen, who is unable to compete due to ACL surgery. Still, the United States is among the favorites.
In the giant slalom, Ted Ligety is the American to watch. He became the first gold medalist from the United States in the competition four years ago, and he’s a three-time world champion in the event. He’ll try and defend his medal from Sochi, though it’s a tough field overall.
Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen and Austria’s Marcel Hirscher are two of the bigger international names to watch on Saturday evening.
Below is all you need to know to watch the events, and this article will be updated with results from qualifying, first runs, and finals for both events.
He will, most likely, be playing the same position as Martinez and be the batter to provide some protection for Paul Goldschmidt in the lineup.
We haven’t sat down with him to finalize the exact thoughts, but this is an impact bat, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. He’s going to play as much as he possibly can. … We haven’t finalized exactly what’s going to happen, but if you want me to speculate right now, he’s going to play just about every day and play right field.
While the Longhorns boast five Group 1 wins, four losses in their last five games have pushed them closer to the cut line. Still, if a team’s complete body of work is important, earl- season victories over Butler and Alabama and league wins over TCU, Texas Tech and Oklahoma should help keep Texas around. However, Shaka Smart’s Horns could really use some road victories, as they’ve defeated only Iowa State away from home in Big 12 play. And an immediate opportunity comes on Saturday, as Texas can sweep Oklahoma by winning in Norman.