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Friday, January 25, 2013
Kalish surgery planned; Sox sign Sweeney

By Gordon Edes

Ryan Kalish's determination to return to the big leagues has sustained another major setback.

Kalish, who made an auspicious big league debut in 2010 but missed all of the 2011 season and most of 2012 with neck and shoulder injuries, will require surgery on his right (non-throwing) shoulder and will miss spring training. The operation is scheduled for next week and will be performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum, according to a major league source.

Kalish missed 10 games with soreness in his right shoulder in September. He previously had two surgeries in 2011, the first to repair a bulging disc in his neck, the second to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Neither Kalish nor Red Sox GM Ben Cherington immediately responded to requests for comment.

The Red Sox moved quickly to add to their outfield depth, signing Ryan Sweeney, who was nontendered by the club after last season.

Sweeney tweeted, "So excited to be back with Boston! Thanks to the Red Sox for the opportunity to play there again."

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