According to various reports on Friday, Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish will likely undergo surgery on the labrum in his right shoulder and miss the entirety of spring training.
Kalish reportedly recently felt pain while swinging a bat, and was subsequently diagnosed with an injury to the labrum on his non-throwing shoulder that will require surgery.
Kalish underwent two separate surgeries in 2012, one on a bulging disk in his neck and the other on a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
The 24-year old Kalish has been one of the Sox’s top prospects for a few years but has been hampered by injuries as of late. He was expected to compete for significant playing time this season, we’ll see if the surgery affects that.
As a corresponding move to add outfield depth, the Sox have signed Ryan Sweeney, who was nontendered by the club after last season, to a minor league deal.