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Ryan Kalish | Outfielder | #51

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 213
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 9 (0) / BOS

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Cubs sent OF Ryan Kalish outright to Triple-A Iowa.
Kalish was designated for assignment on Saturday but passed through waivers unclaimed and will continue to function as organizational depth for the first-place Cubs. He was 2-for-7 in his limited action with the big league club. May 15 - 7:01 PM

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Cubs designated OF Ryan Kalish for assignment.

Kalish was added to the 40-man roster in early May to serve as outfield depth, but Miguel Montero's return to the active roster squeezed Kalish out. The 28-year-old had two hits in seven at-bats with the big club before being DFA'd.
May 14 - 11:03 AM

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

He'll replace the injured Matt Szczur (hamstring) on the active roster. Kalish, now 28, was batting .368/.471/.509 through 20 games in Triple-A this season. He'll mostly function as a lefty bat off the bench, but he could see a couple of starts mixed in.
May 3 - 3:42 PM

Ryan Kalish could be called up from Triple-A Iowa if Matt Szczur (hamstring) needs to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Szczur left Monday's game with hamstring tightness and was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday. Kalish, 28, hasn't appeared in the majors since 2014. He's batting .368/.471/.509 through 20 games in Triple-A this season.
May 3 - 12:10 PM

Cubs re-signed OF Ryan Kalish to a minor league contract.

Kalish didn't play anywhere last season after his minor league deal with the Blue Jays fell through. Slated to turn 28 next month, Kalish batted .248/.295/.347 over 130 plate appearances with the Cubs in 2014.
Mar 6 - 9:21 AM

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.
Source: Sportsnet
Fri, Jan 9, 2015 10:14:00 AM

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

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
4Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Munenori Kawasaki
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
3Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
7Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Mike Montgomery
5Joe Smith
6Trevor Cahill
7Carl Edwards Jr.
8Travis Wood
9Justin Grimm
10Zac Rosscup
11Rob Zastryzny
12Felix Pena
13Jake Buchanan
14Spencer Patton