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Ryan Kalish | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 213
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Cubs purchased the contract of OF Ryan Kalish from Triple-A Iowa.
With a slew of injuries to their outfield, the Cubs promoted Kalish for depth. The outfielder is hitting .242/.303/.330 with the big club this season and will be nothing more than a bench bat. Sep 3 - 7:06 PM

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Cubs sent OF Ryan Kalish outright to Triple-A Iowa.

He had been designated for assignment but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. Kalish has hit just .242/.303/.330 in the majors and .219/.306/.367 at Triple-A this season.
Aug 10 - 1:48 PM

Cubs designated OF Ryan Kalish for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Jacob Turner. Kalish made the Cubs' Opening Day roster after missing all of 2013 due to injury, but he hit just .242/.303/.330 for them in 39 games and only .219/.306/.367 at Triple-A. The 26-year-old used to be a nice prospect, so it's possible he'll receive interest on waivers.
Aug 8 - 2:31 PM

Cubs optioned OF Ryan Kalish to Triple-A Iowa.

Kalish was struggling to the tune of a .242/.303/.330 slash line in 100 plate appearances. He'll try to get right at the Triple-A level and return to Chicago as a useful reserve outfielder. The 26-year-old was a Top 100 prospect at one point with the Red Sox.
May 26 - 12:58 PM

Ryan Kalish went 2-for-4 with a stolen base against the Brewers on Sunday.

Batting leadoff, Kalish collected two singles and also stole his second base of the season. He's hitting .268 and should continue to get regular at-bats in an underwhelming Cubs outfield while Justin Ruggiano is sidelined.
Apr 27 - 6:55 PM

Ryan Kalish went 0-for-4 and committed an error in left field Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Kalish stands to benefit some from Justin Ruggiano's injury, though time will tell how much. Today's start was just his third in 12 days, though he hasn't looked bad when given the chance. Right now, neither he nor Junior Lake are particularly strong plays in NL-only leagues.
Apr 24 - 5:55 PM

Ryan Kalish went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as the Cubs' No. 2 hitter on Thursday.

After a nice game Sunday against the Phillies (2B, 3B, 3 RBI, 2 BB), Kalish started two of the three games versus the Pirates, but he finished the series 0-for-8 with four strikeouts. The Cubs are going with their hot hands in the outfield, so Kalish will see his opportunities ebb and flow based on his performance.
Apr 10 - 5:53 PM

Ryan Kalish went 2-for-3 with three RBI in the Cubs' 8-3 win over the Phillies on Sunday.

Kalish made the club with a strong spring and showed his ability Sunday, lacing an RBI triple in the first inning before driving in two more with a double in the sixth. He was on base four times in the game, as he also walked twice and scored two runs. Even with his big day, Kalish is still just a bench player for the Cubs and should be viewed as such for fantasy purposes.
Apr 6 - 7:27 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of OF Ryan Kalish from Triple-A Iowa.

It's a nice story, as Kalish's career had been wrecked by injury. He's always had ability but will have to show he can stay healthy before being considered for fantasy rosters.
Mar 30 - 3:59 PM

Ryan Kalish will be on the Cubs' Opening Day roster.

Kalish is going to start out as a semi-active backup outfielder for Chicago but could eventually push for regular playing time. The 25-year-old former Red Sox prospect has battled multiple serious injuries over the past two seasons. He did not play at all in 2013.
Mar 27 - 1:08 PM

Ryan Kalish (shoulder) declared this week that he's fully healthy and ready to compete for a job in the Cubs outfield this spring.

"I feel great. I'm as healthy as I've been" he said during an interview with Carrie Muskat of The 25-year-old outfielder has been limited to just 93 games since the beginning of the 2011 season due to various ailments, but is now fully recovered and looking to get his career back on track. He brings a potentially intriguing combination of power and speed from the left-handed side of the plate, and could be worth a look in NL-only leagues if he cracks the Opening Day roster.
Feb 8 - 10:51 AM

Cubs signed OF Ryan Kalish to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Kalish was non-tendered by the Red Sox at the beginning of December. He's had bad luck with injuries in recent years and will try to revitalize his career in the Cubs' system. The outfielder was a ninth-round pick of Boston in the 2006 MLB Amateur Draft.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 04:32:00 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Cubs have some interest in Ryan Kalish.

Kalish was non-tended by the Red Sox earlier this month, and Cafardo says Boston will not re-sign him. It's no surprise that the Cubs are intrigued, though, as Kalish's former GM is now in Chicago and is aware of his upside. Of course, the talent has never been a question with Kalish. He's been limited to just 93 games since the beginning of 2011 due to a variety of injuries but is expected to be ready for spring training.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 10:52:00 AM

Red Sox non-tendered OF Ryan Kalish.

Kalish has always had ability but has had terrible luck with injuries, having been limited to just 93 games since the beginning of 2011 due to a variety of ailments. He missed this past season due to a right shoulder injury and underwent cervical fusion surgery on his back in August. He's expected to be 100 percent for spring training.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 09:44:00 PM

Red Sox activated OF Ryan Kalish from the 60-day disabled list.

Once a top prospect, Kalish has been limited to just 93 games since the beginning of 2011 due to a variety of maladies. Kalish missed this past season due to a right shoulder injury and underwent cervical fusion surgery on his back in August. A change of scenery might do him well, but it of course wouldn't automatically turn Kalish into Mr. Durability.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 06:14:00 PM

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