Ryan Kalish OF TOR 9 months ago

Kalish and the Blue Jays failed to complete the minor-leauge contract they agreed to last month, making the outfielder a free agent, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.

A reason for the dissolution of the deal hasn't been provided. Kalish was expected to provide outfield depth for the Blue Jays at the Triple-A level with a shot at competing for a reserve role with the big club in spring training, but he'll now have to pursue an opportunity elsewhere.

Ryan Kalish OF TOR 10 months ago

Kalish signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays on Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

Kalish will receive the same tryout he did with the Cubs last season, where he was able to turn it into an Opening Day roster spot. He split much of last season between the majors and Triple-A, but ultimately was outrighted in off the 40-man in the offseason. He elected to become a free agent, and has now landed with the Blue Jays with a chance to make another Opening Day roster.

Ryan Kalish OF TOR 11 months ago

Kalish elected to become a free agent Saturday rather than accept an assignment to Triple-A Iowa, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

Kalish split time between the Cubs and there minor league Iowa affliate in 2014. His prospects of making it back to the majors with the Cubs are likely slimmer than with other clubs given the team's depth in the outfield. He is now free to sign with any team.

Ryan Kalish OF TOR 1 year ago

Kalish has had his contract purchased by the Cubs and will join the team down the stretch, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

He has hit just .252/.323/.406 with Triple-A Iowa, and doesn't offer much fantasy upside. It's also unlikely that the Cubs would give him many looks considering all the other players on the roster that will need to be evaluated over the final month.

Ryan Kalish OF TOR 1 year ago

Kalish cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Kalish failed to make much of a splash during his time with the Cubs this season, batting .242 with no homers and three stolen bases. He'll see more regular at-bats at Triple-A, but profiles as no better than a fourth or fifth outfielder at the major league level at this point in his career.

Ryan Kalish OF TOR 1 year ago

Kalish was designated for assignment Friday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Kalish hit .242/.303/.330 with the Cubs this season over 39 games, but was demoted to Triple-A and has now been taken off the 40-man roster to make room for Jacob Turner, who the Cubs just acquired from the Marlins. This likely eliminates him as a candidate for September call-ups.

Ryan Kalish OF TOR 1 year ago

Cubs optioned OF Ryan Kalish to Triple-A Iowa.

Kalish was struggling to the tune of a .242/.303/.330 slash line in 100 plate appearances. He'll try to get right at the Triple-A level and return to Chicago as a useful reserve outfielder. The 26-year-old was a Top 100 prospect at one point with the Red Sox.

Ryan Kalish OF TOR 1 year ago

Ryan Kalish went 2-for-4 with a stolen base against the Brewers on Sunday.

Batting leadoff, Kalish collected two singles and also stole his second base of the season. He's hitting .268 and should continue to get regular at-bats in an underwhelming Cubs outfield while Justin Ruggiano is sidelined.

Ryan Kalish OF TOR 1 year ago

Ryan Kalish went 0-for-4 and committed an error in left field Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Kalish stands to benefit some from Justin Ruggiano's injury, though time will tell how much. Today's start was just his third in 12 days, though he hasn't looked bad when given the chance. Right now, neither he nor Junior Lake are particularly strong plays in NL-only leagues.

Ryan Kalish OF TOR 1 year ago

Ryan Kalish went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as the Cubs' No. 2 hitter on Thursday.

After a nice game Sunday against the Phillies (2B, 3B, 3 RBI, 2 BB), Kalish started two of the three games versus the Pirates, but he finished the series 0-for-8 with four strikeouts. The Cubs are going with their hot hands in the outfield, so Kalish will see his opportunities ebb and flow based on his performance.