May 26, 2012 at 3:57 PM
|Ryan Kalish (Kelly O'Connor)|
Kalish, 24, first went down in April 2011, after playing just two weeks with the Pawtucket Red Sox, following a diving play in the outfield that resulted in a partial tear of the labrum. The decision was made to initially treat this injury with rehabilitation and rest, which seemingly went well as he was first getting close to starting a rehab assignment in June. However, that got delayed when he developed pain in his upper trap/neck area. He was finally able to get back on the field August 8 with the PawSox after a two-game rehab stint with Lowell. This was short-lived also though, as he returned to the disabled list with neck pain after 8 games.
Kalish is not expected to be ready to help the big league club in the immediate future, but this placement is an encouraging sign that the rehab progressing steadily.