Sunday, March 23, 2014

Theo's Cubbies May Give Kalish Another Shot

Kalish & A Fan (FN Photo)
Ryan Kalish was once the Red Sox right-fielder of the future. Then, a cascade of injuries short-circuited his promising career. The most severe of these was cervical fusion surgery—just eight months ago. And yet, Kalish is on the verge of winning a roster spot on Theo Epstein's 2014 Cubbies. He's hitting .300 this Spring and things are looking up. Most of the comeback is mental not physical. Kalish has cleared his mind of all the health concerns and gone back to the fluidity and simplicity that baseball demands. He's approaching the game like he did as a kid—less thinking, more fun. We wish him the best.