Diamondbacks acquire Steven Souza in three-way trade with Rays and Yankees

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The Rays continued the tear down of their current team to build for the future, trading 2017 team MVP Steven Souza Jr.in a three team deal with the Diamondbacks and Yankees that brought them advanced level prospects.

For the Yankees, infielder Brandon Drury looks to be their new second baseman, having previously sent Starlin Castro to the Marlins. The Yankees sent minor league pitcher Taylor Weidner to the Diamondbacks.

The Rays will reportedly receive left-hander Anthony Banda, who was among the D-Backs top pitching prospects, in addition to infield prospect Nick Solak from NY in Tuesday's trade.

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Banda, 24, made his major league debut for the Diamondbacks last season, appearing in eight games with four starts. He was due to make $3.6MM this season and is under team control for three more season. He tied for second in the league with 77 hits, tied for third with a.412 on-base pct. and ranked fourth with a.321 batting avg. He hit a combined.297 with 12 homers and 53 RBIs for Class A Tampa and Double-A Trenton last season. He became the eighth player in franchise history to hit 30 home runs or more in a season, joining Evan Longoria (4), Carlos Peña (3), José Canseco, Aubrey Huff, Fred McGriff, Brad Miller and Logan Morrison. MLB.com had him pegged as the Yankees 8th best prospect. Widener was ranked as the Yankees' No. 22 prospect.

Banda has come a long way since being drafted by the Brewers out of San Jacinto (Texas) JC in the 10th round in 2012.

Drury, 25, comes to the the Yankees from the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he spent the first two-plus seasons of his career. His curveball is his best pitch, flashing plus, and his changeup projects at least average.

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