The Boston Red Sox confirmed today through general manager Ben Cherington that outfielder Ryan Kalish could miss the start of the 2012 season (via WEEI.com). Kalish had labrum surgery on his left shoulder back on Nov. 8.
The team initially thought surgery wouldn't be necessary after the injury. Due to the injury, Kalish was expected to be limited to DH appearances during Spring Training. Now, he might not be ready on time.
Kalish said about his chances to start the season:
"As far as starting the season on time, I don't see it happening," Kalish told the Herald. "I hope it would. That would be great. But with everything that's happened, I just don't know where I'll be at come spring training. From what I've heard, the timetable on this type of a surgery is longer than when the season will start. Whatever happens, I'm going to be working really hard. As soon as I can get back out there, I'm going to be." (via Boston Herald)
Injuries allowed Kalish to play only 24 minor league games during the 2011 season.
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