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Ryan Kalish update

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 11, 2011 12:49 PM

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Just spoke to Red Sox vice president of player development Mike Hazen. He said Ryan Kalish played catch yesterday, the first time he has done that since his shoulder injury on April 21. He also has been doing one-handed bat drills.

Kalish suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The injury could require surgery but the team is hoping that rehab will allow him to play again this season.

"He's making progress, he's getting stronger and there is less soreness," Hazen said. "Those are good signs."

Because Kalish is lefthanded, there is a good chance he will need surgery at some point. Obviously all parties would prefer to wait until after the season. Kalish will be examined again on Friday by team doctor Tom Gill in Boston.

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