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Kelly Johnson | Third Baseman

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Red Sox activated INF/OF Kelly Johnson from the 15-day disabled list.
Johnson, who was acquired from the Yankees in the Stephen Drew trade last week, has been sidelined for a couple of weeks with a strained left groin. He was hitting just .219/.304/.373 in 77 games for New York prior to the trade and figures to serve as a utility player with Boston. Aug 7 - 4:16 PM

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Kelly Johnson (groin) will play in minor league rehab games on Tuesday and Wednesday and is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Thursday.

The veteran infielder was acquired from the Yankees in the Stephen Drew trade. He has been on the shelf since July 23 with a strained left groin. Upon his return, he will function in a utility role with his new club.
Aug 2 - 1:21 PM

Red Sox acquired INF/OF Kelly Johnson from the Yankees for SS Stephen Drew.

Johnson was a popular fantasy sleeper in the spring, but unfortunately he kept dozing after Opening Day. He ended up hitting just .219 with a .304 OBP and six home runs in 77 games for the Yankees. Currently on the disabled list with a strained left groin, Boston won't rush him back. Slotted behind Brock Holt and Dustin Pedroia in the infield, and Shane Victorino and Allen Craig in the outfield, the tank of Johnson's 2014 fantasy value has run dry.
Jul 31 - 4:42 PM

Yankees placed INF/OF Kelly Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin.

Johnson suffered the injury during Tuesday's win over the Rangers. It's only a Grade 1 strain, so Johnson should return when his 15 days are up. However, even he's back he faces an uphill battle for playing time following the acquisition of Chase Headley.
Jul 23 - 1:25 PM

Kelly Johnson will undergo an MRI after leaving Tuesday's game against the Rangers with a groin injury.

It's been a bad 24 hours for Johnson, as the groin ailment was preceded by the Yankees acquiring Chase Headley to take over at third base. The Bombers should have an update on Johnson's condition on Wednesday.
Jul 23 - 12:14 AM

Kelly Johnson smacked his sixth home run of the season in Friday's extra-inning loss to the Orioles.

Johnson belted his solo shot off opposing starter Miguel Gonzalez in the third inning. He continues to have a rough year at the plate, slashing .215/.302/.387 with six homers and 20 RBI.
Jul 11 - 10:21 PM

Kelly Johnson blasted his fifth home run of the season in Friday's win over the Red Sox.

Johnson's two-run blast off Brandon Workman in the fourth inning put the Yankees ahead 3-0 and they'd never look back. He finished the night 1-for-2 and also drew a walk, raising his season slash to .229/.304/.412.
Jun 27 - 11:06 PM

Kelly Johnson (hand) is back in the starting lineup Saturday against the Orioles.

Johnson got hit in the hand while trying to bunt on Thursday and was held out of the lineup Friday due to bruising in his fingers, but he's feeling better now. The 32-year-old is batting just .232/.301/.406 with four home runs and 16 RBI in 54 games this season.
Jun 21 - 11:45 AM

Kelly Johnson (hand) appeared as a pinch-runner in Friday's win over the Orioles.

Johnson got hit in the hand trying to bunt on Thursday, but fortunately X-rays came back negative and he's only dealing with bruising. He was held out of the starting lineup Friday, but should be able to return soon.
Jun 21 - 4:41 AM

Kelly Johnson has been diagnosed with bruised fingers on his left hand after X-rays came back negative.

Johnson exited Thursday's game against the Blue Jays after the sixth inning with the ailment. He could be ready to return sometime over the weekend.
Jun 19 - 10:12 PM

Kelly Johnson went 0-for-3 at the plate in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

Johnson came into the day with back-to-back two-hit games, but the hitless showing Sunday is certainly nothing new for him this season. While he's gone deep four times, Johnson is batting just .212/.279/.398 for the year.
Jun 1 - 4:19 PM

Kelly Johnson is starting at first base for the Yankees on Saturday with Mark Teixeira on the shelf with a hamstring injury.

Yangervis Solarte will get another start at third base while Dean Anna will cover second base for the Yankees. Johnson already possesses multi-position eligibility in most fantasy leagues, and could add first base to his bag of tricks should Teixeira require a trip to the disabled list.
Apr 5 - 10:53 AM

Kelly Johnson is not in the Yankees' starting lineup against the Astros on Thursday.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi is giving his lineup a different look with left-hander Brett Oberholtzer on the hill for Houston. Yangervis Solarte, who won a bench job over Eduardo Nunez during spring training, will start at third base and bat ninth.
Apr 3 - 4:49 PM

According to Bryan Hoch of, Kelly Johnson is a candidate to serve as the Yankees starting third baseman in 2014.

The veteran infielder could win the job outright in the spring, or more likely form half of a platoon where Johnson would be counted on to mash against right-handed pitching. The Yankees are content filling their void at the hot corner with in-house options, with Scott Sizemore and Eduardo Nunez also in the mix.
Jan 12 - 8:47 PM

Yankees signed INF/OF Kelly Johnson to a one-year, $3 million contract.

This move that was agreed upon earlier in the week looks much more interesting after Robinson Cano's departure. While the Yankees are surely still in the market for an upgrade at second base, Johnson becomes a very interesting fantasy commodity if he's staring at 500 at-bats in the friendly confines of Yankee Stadium.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 06:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Brock Holt
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Allen Craig
2Shane Victorino
3Daniel Nava
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rubby De La Rosa
3Joe Kelly
4Allen Webster
5Anthony Ranaudo
Relief Pitcher
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Tommy Layne
7Alex Wilson