FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) _ Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish on Wednesday threw for the first time this spring.

Kalish, who had offseason surgeries on his neck and left shoulder that will leave him unavailable until June, made about 30 throws from about 45 feet, as the recovery process continues.

“It was great. It felt good,” Kalish said. “My shoulder is still surgically repaired, I’m still getting used to everything. It’s been six or seven months since I threw a baseball. It was very simple, nothing crazy. It’ll be cool when I can play again.”

Manager Bobby Valentine was pleased.

“He looks pretty healthy,” Valentine said. “Of course, you have to see how guys, once they start into activities, how they feel later with them. He was bouncing around. He’s a pretty good-looking athlete. That’s about where we are right now, I think. He’s not hurt. And he seems to be recovered pretty nicely, maybe not 100 percent, but pretty nicely.”

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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