Tue, 03 May 2016 15:17:54 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Matt Szczur (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring strain Tuesday, May 3. OF Ryan Kalish was recalled from Class AAA Iowa in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Szczur had been productive in a bench role (.367, two home runs), but he wasn't playing enough to warrant any kind of fantasy consideration outside of daily leagues. Kalish will fall into a similar role.
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 10:06:39 -0800
The minor league deal between the Toronto Blue Jays and OF Ryan Kalish that had been agreed to last month has fallen through for unknown reasons. Kalish is now a free agent.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:05:41 -0800
Free-agent OF Ryan Kalish (Cubs) signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, Dec. 17.
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 04:41:33 -0800
Chicago Cubs OF Ryan Kalish has elected free agency rather than take an outright assignment to the minors.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:09:24 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Ryan Kalish, 2B Chris Valaika and 3B Josh Vitters were outrighted to Triple-A Iowa Wednesday, Oct. 29. SP James McDonald elected free agency.
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:22:37 -0700
The Chicago Cubs purchased the contract of OF Ryan Kalish from Triple-A Iowa Wednesday, Sept. 3, and transferred OF Ryan Sweeney (hamstring) from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:44:43 -0700
The Chicago Cubs designated OF Ryan Kalish for assignment Friday, Aug. 8.
Mon, 26 May 2014 10:20:48 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have activated OF Justin Ruggiano (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list. The team also optioned OF Ryan Kalish to Triple-A Iowa.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:04:13 -0700
The Chicago Cubs placed OF Justin Ruggiano (hamstring) on the disabled list after suffering a Grade 2 strain of his hamstring Wednesday, April 23. He'll be out at least three to four weeks. Ruggiano said he heard a "pop" when he was injured.
Fantasy Tip: Ruggiano had been in a platoon in right field with Nate Schierholtz. Schierholtz should now see more consistent playing time, with Ryan Kalish and Ryan Sweeney as options to spell him if needed. Schierholtz deserves a look in very deep mixed leagues.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:23:57 -0700
Chicago Cubs 3B Mike Olt has made the team's opening day roster, as has OF Ryan Kalish. "Making sure he can play third base, that was really the key once it was clear his bat was ready," general manager Jed Hoyer said. "Over the past two weeks it was pretty clear if he was able to play third base we wanted the bat at Wrigley Field." Heading into the game Thursday, March 27, Olt was hitting .275 with five home runs and 12 RBIs this spring. Manager Rick Renteria isn't committing to Olt playing every day at the hot corner, though, with 3B Luis Valbuena still in the picture.
Fantasy Tip: Olt has impressive power, but his prospect allure wore off last season with Texas when he developed serious vision problems that affected his statistics. He's flying under the radar now, and even though he may split time with Valbuena, he could become valuable in mixed leagues.