Ryan Kalish OF CHC 2 Months

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 CHC 3 Months

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 CHC 3 Months

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 CHC 4 Months

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.

Ryan Kalish OF CHC 4 Months

Ryan Kalish will be on the Cubs' Opening Day roster.

Kalish will serve as a semi-active backup outfielder for Chicago. The 25-year-old former Red Sox prospect batted .265/.347/.424 last summer in the minor leagues.

Ryan Kalish OF CHC 6 Months

Ryan Kalish (shoulder) declared this week that he's fully healthy and ready to compete for a job in the Cubs outfield this spring.

"I feel great. I'm as healthy as I've been" he said during an interview with Carrie Muskat of MLB.com. The 25-year-old outfielder has been limited to just 93 games since the beginning of the 2011 season due to various ailments, but is now fully recovered and looking to get his career back on track. He brings a potentially intriguing combination of power and speed from the left-handed side of the plate, and could be worth a look in NL-only leagues if he cracks the Opening Day roster.

Ryan Kalish OF CHC 8 Months

Cubs signed OF Ryan Kalish to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Kalish was non-tendered by the Red Sox at the beginning of December. He's had bad luck with injuries in recent years and will try to revitalize his career in the Cubs' system.

Ryan Kalish OF CHC 8 Months

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Cubs have some interest in Ryan Kalish.

Kalish was non-tended by the Red Sox earlier this month, and Cafardo says Boston will not re-sign him. It's no surprise that the Cubs are intrigued, though, as Kalish's former GM is now in Chicago and is aware of his upside. Of course, the talent has never been a question with Kalish. He's been limited to just 93 games since the beginning of 2011 due to a variety of injuries but is expected to be ready for spring training.

Ryan Kalish OF CHC 8 Months

Red Sox non-tendered OF Ryan Kalish.

Kalish has always had ability but has had terrible luck with injuries, having been limited to just 93 games since the beginning of 2011 due to a variety of ailments. He missed this past season due to a right shoulder injury and underwent cervical fusion surgery on his back in August.

Ryan Kalish OF CHC 9 Months

Red Sox activated OF Ryan Kalish from the 60-day disabled list.

Once a top prospect, Kalish has been limited to just 93 games since the beginning of 2011 due to a variety of maladies. Kalish missed this past season due to a right shoulder injury and underwent cervical fusion surgery on his back in August. A change of scenery might do him well, but it of course wouldn't automatically turn Kalish into Mr. Durability.