Ryan Kalish hurting to return

Red Sox outfielder has had long road to recovery from neck, shoulder surgeries

Updated: March 24, 2012, 1:50 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Ryan Kalish has spent enough time here to qualify to vote in the Florida primary, learn the correct way to spell the Caloosahatchee River, and discover the hidden spots to hook a great bass.

Needless to say, Kalish would have preferred to be patrolling right field in Fenway Park, especially when J.D. Drew was hurt, the Red Sox were scrambling for outfielders and Kalish had already shown he was on the cusp of making it to the big leagues. Kalish knew he would miss time ...

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