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.
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:16:54 -0800
The Chicago Cubs signed free-agent OF Ryan Kalish (Red Sox) and C John Baker (Dodgers) to minor league deals with invites to spring training Friday, Dec. 13.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 07:47:35 -0800
The Boston Red Sox non-tendered RP Andrew Bailey and OF Ryan Kalish.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 08:39:08 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Ryan Kalish (neck) will undergo cervical fusion on his neck Tuesday, Aug. 13. Kalish did not play this year and missed most of last year recovering from surgery on his left shoulder. He also had surgery on his right shoulder in January.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 07:08:26 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Ryan Kalish (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:37:36 -0800
Updating previous items, Boston Red Sox OF Ryan Kalish (shoulder) may miss up to six months due to his recent shoulder surgery. Sources indicate he may not be ready to start baseball activities until mid-August.
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:02:05 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Ryan Kalish (shoulder) underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday, Jan. 29. The procedure was right shoulder arthroscopy, and he also had his posterior labrum fixed by Dr. Lewis Yocum.
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:45:34 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Ryan Kalish (shoulder) will have surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday, Jan. 29, and he's expected to miss spring training.
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:52:17 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Ryan Kalish (shoulder) will need more surgery on his right (non-throwing) shoulder and will miss spring training. He'll undergo the procedure next week, according to a major league source. Kalish had two surgeries in 2011, one for a bulging disc in his neck and the other for a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:19:31 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Ryan Kalish (neck, shoulder) said his body feels very strong heading into spring training, but swinging a bat is a bit of a challenge after undergoing neck and shoulder surgeries in 2011. "There's a point where you play with your pain and you know you're good and be able to give what you have, but if it gets to a point where it's too much, it's too much - and that's performance-based," Kalish said. Kalish and OF Daniel Nava have an opportunity to earn plenty of playing time in left field with OF Jonny Gomes.