But when he got the call back, his return happened quick.
Kalish was activated by the Red Sox Sunday morning, replacing outfielder Ryan Sweeney who was put on the 15-day disabled list. He was in Buffalo with the Pawtucket Red Sox when he received the call Sunday, and hopped on a plane to Chicago to join the team for their Sunday night series finale.
When he arrived to Wrigley, the 24-year-old found out he’d be in a Major League lineup for the first time since 2010, batting eighth and playing center.
He admitted afterwards, there were some butterflies that went with it.
“I had them,” Kalish said after the 7-4 win. “I always have them, every day. Obviously today, it was a little bigger. But they’ll calm down and I can get into playing baseball.”
Kalish finished the game 1-for-4, but made his mark when it counted "
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With the Cubs bringing in lefty reliever James Russell, lefty-hitting Kalish (AP photo, right) walked back to the dugout, thinking manager Bobby Valentine was ...Read more