Kalish trying to keep emotions 'even' in Majors

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Kalish trying to keep emotions 'even' in Majors

BOSTON On Sunday in Chicago Ryan Kalish made his first appearance in a big league game since the end of the 2010 season.

It had been a long road back for him.

It felt great, just a special day for me, he said before the start of Tuesdays game against the Marlins. I know its been a really long time since Ive been here with the guys. It was awesome to be here, even better to get a win, and hopefully well continue that roll.

Kalish was limited by injuries to just 24 minor league games last season. He had off-season surgeries on his neck and shoulder, slowing his availability this season.

He went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI Sunday. Tuesday, he is starting in center field batting eighth against the Marlins.

What has he learned about himself over the past two seasons?

That Im mentally tough, he said. Thats something that I think I brought here. Nothing really feels as bad or as good as it used to. If you hit a home run, you get really high. Obviously thats what you want to do. If you hit a home run, its awesome. But you cant ever let that make you think you have everything figured out because as soon asyou do that I think the game can change on you quick and then bad things feel realty bad.

"So just to stay really even. Im just happy to be out there and playing. Its a lot of fun for me and that makes things feel a lot more, I dont know the word for it, meaningful. Everything means a lot to me but to keep it very low, I think it helps you over the long hall be more successful.

Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

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Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

Mooke Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and a mix of Andrew Benintendi, Brock Holt, Blake Swihart and Chris Young brought postgame celebrations to a new level last season.

Most Sox fans are familiar with the outfield victory "Win, Dance, Repeat" where the trio would dance and pretend to photograph the game's best player between them. The celebration ended with a pose at first, but as seen the MLB the Show 17's freshly released trailer, a few more wrinkes were added in.

In fact, here's a taste of the celebrations and what else to expect from Playstation's 2017 MLB game:

Report: Red Sox DH target Beltran agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

Report: Red Sox DH target Beltran agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

Carlos Beltran, the 39-year-old switch hitter who was a potential target of the Red Sox as a DH, agreed to a free-agent deal with the Houston Astros, ESPN's Buster Olney reported.

FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that it's a one-year, $16 million deal. 

Beltran played for the Astros in 2004. He was dealt from the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers at the July 31 trading deadline last season. He totaled 35 homers, 101 RBI and hit .295 in 2016. 

The Red Sox, looking to fill the void left by David Ortiz's retirement, will be looking for a DH at the Winter Meetings that begin next week. One possibility is the return of Mike Napoli, who played for the A.L. champion Cleveland Indians last season.

More on the Winter Meetings here from CSN Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam.