BOSTON -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona does not like to compare players. During spring training, however, it was easy for him to take one look at outfield prospect Ryan Kalish and think of Trot Nixon.
The 22-year-old Kalish was promoted Tuesday from Double-A Portland to Triple-A Pawtucket. He was hitting .293 in 41 games for the Sea Dogs and was leading Portland in runs scored (35), home runs (8) and stolen bases (13). He was also fourth in the Eastern League in both walks (28) and on-base percentage (.404) as well as fifth in the league in stolen bases.