Tough news coming from Yahoo!Sports a few hours ago, as Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish will undergo shoulder surgery. According to the source, Kalish is expected to miss Spring Training and a possible return-time has yet to be announced. Kalish missed much of last season recovering from a surgery that repaired a torn labrum in his left shoulder last winter.
What's odd is that Kalish is going to have surgery on his right shoulder this time. Not much about the current injury is known right now, except that the team announced Dr. Lewis Yocum will perform the surgery on Tuesday. After some research, I discovered that Yocum has many MLB affiliations and is fairly renown around the league. He even conducted Stephen Strasburg's Tommy John Surgery, which is historically one of baseball's trickiest injuries. Strasburg returned fully healthy (although he had an innings limit) this past season and performed extremely well. It's safe to say that Kalish will be in good hands.
In 36 games last season, he batted .229 with no home-runs and 5 RBIs. Kalish was projected to play a reserve outfielder role, as the Red Sox already have Jacoby Ellsbury, Shane Victorino, and Johnny Gomes projected to start.Anthony Aidonidis 1/28/2013 09:23:00 PM Tweet