The Rays received pitching prospects Sam McWilliams and Colin Poche as the two players to be named later to complete their trade with the Diamondbacks from Feb. 20 in which Tampa Bay sent Steven Souza to Arizona, the teams announced.
The Rays also acquired lefty Anthony Banda from Arizona and second baseman Nick Solak from the Yankees since it was a three-way deal that took place.
McWilliams, a 22-year-old right-hander, was originally drafted by the Phillies in the 2014 draft. He played only at the rookie level before being dealt to the D-backs in November 2015 as part of the Jeremy Hellickson trade. Since coming to Arizona, he has moved up to the prospect rankings, getting to No. 13 in the system, according to Baseball America. This year, he has been pitching in Advanced-A ball, where he has a 2.10 ERA in five starts.
Poche, a 24-year-old lefty, was drafted by the D-backs in the 14th round out of Dallas Baptist University in 2016, four years after being a fifth-round selection by the Orioles out of high school. Though he has only got as high as 30th in Arizona’s system, Poche has been playing Double-A ball this year, not allowing a run and only three hits in nine appearances as a reliever.