D-backs trade Sam McWilliams and Colin Poche to Rays to complete Souza trade

The Arizona Diamondbacks traded RHP Sam McWilliams and LHP Colin Poche (po-SHAY) to the Tampa Bay Rays as the 2 players to be named in the trade that brought OF Steven Souza Jr. to Arizona on February 20.

May 1st, 2018

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks traded RHP Sam McWilliams and LHP Colin Poche (po-SHAY) to the Tampa Bay Rays as the 2 players to be named in the trade that brought OF Steven Souza Jr. to Arizona on February 20. u5:p

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McWilliams, 22, was 1-1 with a 2.10 ERA (6 ER in 25.2 IP), 32 strikeouts, 6 walks and a .215 opponents average in 5 starts for Single-A Advanced Visalia this season. In parts of 5 Minor League seasons in the Philadelphia Phillies (2014-15) and D-backs ('16-18) organizations, he is 17-18 with a 3.34 ERA (108 ER in 291.1 IP), 204 strikeouts and 66 walks in 61 games (57 starts). He was acquired by Arizona from Philadelphia for RHP Jeremy Hellickson on November 14, 2015. u5:p

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Poche, 24, threw 11.0 scoreless innings with 23 strikeouts, 2 walks and a .086 opponents average in 9 outings for Double-A Jackson this season. He is 4-3 with a 1.75 ERA (18 ER in 92.1 IP), 140 strikeouts and 38 walks in 61 career games (4 starts) in 3 Minor League seasons in the D-backs' organization. He was selected by Arizona in the 14th round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Dallas Baptist University.