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Ryan Kalish | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 213
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays' minor league deal with Ryan Kalish has fallen through.
It's not clear why the deal fell apart, but it was probably a medical issue given Kalish's lengthy injury history. The 26-year-old is now back on the free agent market. Jan 9 - 10:14 AM
Source: Sportsnet

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Blue Jays signed OF Ryan Kalish to minor league contract with invitation to spring training.

Kalish elected to become a free agent at the beginning of November. A month-and-a-half later he's found himself a landing spot. The outfielder is a career .245/.293/.350 hitter over 412 plate appearances at the major league level. He'll serve as organizational depth and a possible bench bat for the Blue Jays.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 03:58:00 PM

Ryan Kalish has elected free agency.

The 26-year-old outfielder refused his outright assignment to Triple-A Iowa and will explore his options in free agency. He's a career .245/.293/.350 hitter over 412 plate appearances at the major league level.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 02:55:00 PM

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

Kalish is now off the Cubs' 40-man roster. The 26-year-old outfielder is a .245/.293/.350 career hitter in 412 plate appearances at the major league level.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 04:10:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 07:06:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 01:48:00 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.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 02:31:00 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.
Mon, May 26, 2014 12:58:00 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.
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 06:55:00 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.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 05:55:00 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.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 05:53:00 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.
Sun, Apr 6, 2014 07:27:00 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.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 03:59:00 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.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 01:08:00 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.
Sat, Feb 8, 2014 10:51:00 AM

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