You've got to feel for Ryan Kalish. Just when it appeared that he could finally claim a meaningful role on the Red Sox (platooning in left with Jonny Gomes), it was revealed that Kalish will have right-shoulder surgery and completely miss spring training. This is not only a personal blow, it throws a monkey wrench into the 'bold' LF platoon plan. Ryan Sweeney was immediately re-signed by the team to replace Kalish. Honestly, the LF plan was never a good option—now it seems even more foolhardy. We wish Ryan the quickest possible recovery—for him and the team.