Chicago Cubs select contract of Ryan Kalish; Ryan Sweeney to 60-day DL


The Chicago Cubs made a pair of roster moves earlier this week, selecting the contract of outfielder Ryan Kalish and placing Ryan Sweeney on the 60-day disabled list. A release from the organization detailed Kalish’s season thus far with Chicago and Triple-A Iowa:

"The 26-year-old Kalish was a member of Chicago’s Opening Day roster and batted .242 (22-for-91) with two doubles, three triples and 11 runs scored in 39 big league games before being optioned to Iowa on May 26. Kalish remained with Iowa through the rest of the Triple-A season and hit .251 (72-for-287) with 14 doubles, three triples, eight home runs, 37 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 87 games."

Sweeney, who spent roughly half the season with the Cubs, saw his season end due to a hamstring injury. Chicago signed the outfielder to a two-year deal prior to the 2013 campaign and the former Oakland, Boston and White Sox outfielder batted .251 this season for Ricky Renteria’s club.

It appears unlikely that Kalish will see significant time with Jorge Soler, Chris Coghlan and Arismendy Alcantara all in the outfield of late.