Boston Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish underwent successful
shoulder surgery yesterday, the team has announced.
The procedure was performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum. It consisted
of a right shoulder arthroscopy and posterior labrum repair. While he’s
expected to make a full recovery following the surgery, Kalish isn’t likely to
be available for spring training.
Kalish underwent labrum surgery before, but it was to his
left shoulder following the 2011 season. He also had a bulging disk in his neck
repaired in September 2011.
Injuries have continued to stall Kalish’s career, as the
24-year-old was in line to compete for playing time at the major league level
this spring. He made his debut in 2010 and appeared in 36 games for the Red Sox
Over parts of seven seasons at the minor league level,
Kalish, a former top prospect, has hit .279/.366/.429.
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