Ryan Kalish LF/CF CHC 5 Days

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 LF/CF CHC 20 Days

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 LF/CF CHC 2 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 LF/CF CHC 4 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 LF/CF CHC 4 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 LF/CF CHC 4 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 LF/CF CHC 5 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.

Ryan Kalish LF/CF CHC 8 Months

Ryan Kalish (shoulder, back) is hopeful to be medically cleared by spring training.

Kalish has been out all season due to a right shoulder injury and underwent cervical fusion surgery on his back Tuesday. "Unfortunate," manager John Farrell said. "Obviously it's of some severity, and hopefully through the rehab, he gets back to the player that he was when he first came up." Once a promising prospect, Kalish has been limited to just 93 games since the beginning of 2011 due to various injuries.

Ryan Kalish LF/CF CHC 8 Months

Ryan Kalish (shoulder) will undergo cervical fusion surgery on his back Tuesday.

Kalish has been been out all season following right shoulder surgery, and now it will be a lost campaign for him entirely. It's not clear at this point if he'll be ready for spring training. Kalish has been limited to just 93 games since the beginning of 2011 due to injuries.

Ryan Kalish LF/CF CHC 11 Months

Ryan Kalish (shoulder) hopes to get clearance to swing a bat when he visits with doctors early next week in Boston.

Kalish underwent a right shoulder arthroscopy and posterior labrum repair at the end of January. While the 25-year-old outfielder said the shoulder "feels great" and is "coming along nicely," he's still likely a month or so away from game action.