Saturday, April 23, 2011

Kalish To Miss Season With Shoulder Surgery?

A few days ago, Red Sox prospect Ryan Kalish injured his shoulder on a diving attempt at a fly ball. While the original outlook was that he would miss a couple of weeks, however, the real view is much gloomier. While Kalish will not be seeing much playing time with the Red Sox in 2011, after J.D. Drew's contracts runs out, after this year, we will see him much more often. Last year, in 53 games in the majors, Kalish went .252/4/24 after being called up in July. At AAA Pawtucket to begin the season, Kalish has hit .236/0/7 in 14 games. This will have somewhat of a negative effect on the Red Sox' depth, but they still have Josh Reddick (.286/3/10 at AAA Pawtucket this year) and Daniel Nava (.196/0/5 at AAA Pawtucket) ready to fill in. While this is not good, I say, better for it to happen this year than next year.

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