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Ryan Kalish undergoes successful shoulder surgery

Jan 30, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT

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MLB.com’s Evan Drellich reports that Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish underwent surgery Tuesday in Los Angeles to repair a labrum tear in his right (non-throwing) shoulder. The procedure — performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum — was deemed a success.

“I really am feeling the love on my surgery today. I really appreciate all of you,” Kalish wrote on his personal Twitter page a few hours after going under the knife. He’s not expected to be ready for the start of spring training but should make a full recovery by the end of April.

Kalish batted just .229/.272/.260 with zero home runs and five RBI in 103 plate appearances last season for the Red Sox. But the 24-year-old is a former top prospect, has done some nice things in the minor leagues, and could see action as a reserve outfielder this summer in Boston if all goes well in his rehab.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Jan 30, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    The first in a series of successes for the Red Sox this year.

    Not a long series. But still a series nonetheless.

  2. halohonk - Jan 30, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Why did he wait til right before spring training to get cut on?

    • tfbuckfutter - Jan 30, 2013 at 9:09 PM

      Because it’s the Red Sox who signed Johnny Gomes and Mike Napoli so who gives a shit about 2013?

    • unclemosesgreen - Jan 30, 2013 at 9:22 PM

      Ryan Kalish didn’t “wait” to have surgery, you delusional Angels fan, you. He was healthy and working hard getting ready to win himself a major league spot when he hurt himself.

      Furthermore, since you’re from the land of tofu, thundersticks, the ass end of the Disney franchise and rally monkeys, you shouldn’t really feel qualified to comment on actual baseball.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jan 30, 2013 at 9:27 PM

        I’ll believe a Red Sox Outfield Star Prospect story when I actually see it come to fruition (at least while he’s still WITH the Red Sox)…..

        Jacoby Ellsbury notwithstanding….well, every once-in-awhile notwithstanding anyway.

      • bolweevils2 - Jan 31, 2013 at 9:34 AM

        Kind of harsh, wasn’t it? Do you expect an Angels fan would be up to date on the injury status of a Rod Sox minor leaguer? And the item itself never said when he got hurt.

  3. ningenito78 - Jan 30, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Unclemosesgreen- I would be a douschebag on Internet comment sections if I was a Red Sox fan too.

  4. halohonk - Jan 30, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Uncle moe ur a schmo Why are you so pissed off ? Just asked a simple question. Gees are you a Red Sox fan or just one of those people that are just pissed off at the world. Life is to short to cop an attitude like that. Take a deep breath and relax. I hope you dont have a stroke by gettin so worked up. Its not that big a deal is it? Go hug your kids, if you have any and tell em you love em. Then maybe you will smile. Its not that hard. Oh yea enjoy my Angels in the series this year.

  5. edelmanfanclub - Jan 30, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Why is a pic of Will Middlebrooks in this article?

    • edelmanfanclub - Jan 30, 2013 at 11:59 PM

      Well it’s Kalish now

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