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Kelly Johnson | Second Baseman | #55

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 196
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / ATL
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Kelly Johnson's solo home run broke a scoreless tie in the 11th inning Saturday, leading the Mets to a 1-0 victory over the Braves.
Johnson led off the 11th inning as a pinch-hitter, and he took reliever Dario Alvarez deep for what turned out to be the only run of the contest. The homer was Johnson's third of the season and his second with the Mets; his first came as a member of the Braves, the team he defeated Saturday. The utilityman is batting .233/.297/.347 overall. Jun 25 - 11:09 PM

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Kelly Johnson is in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Brewers.

Johnson -- acquired via a trade with the Braves -- played 49 games for the Mets last season. He will take the field with them once more on Friday and is hitting seventh. The veteran infielder hit a measly .215/.273/.289 in 121 at-bats with the Braves.
Jun 10 - 5:11 PM

Kelly Johnson will join the Mets in Milwaukee and be active for this weekend's series against the Brewers.

The Mets acquired him in a trade with the Braves on Wednesday. Assistant GM John Ricco said that the two sides had spoken on-and-off about a contract during the offseason after the veteran infielder appeared in 49 games for the Mets (plus limited postseason work) in 2015. Johnson was slashing just .215/.273/.289 in 121 at-bats with the Braves prior to this deal.
Jun 8 - 4:10 PM

Mets acquired INF/OF Kelly Johnson from the Braves for RHP Akeel Morris.

Johnson played 49 regular-season games with the Mets last year and made 10 postseason plate appearances in their run to the World Series. He gives New York a versatile left-handed bench bat, though he was sporting a brutal .562 OPS this season in Atlanta. Morris, a 23-year-old former 10th-round pick, holds an ugly 4.62 ERA in 25 1/3 innings of relief this season at the Double-A level. He did have very good numbers in the lower minors.
Jun 8 - 12:02 PM

Kelly Johnson went 1-for-4 with a two-run single in Saturday's win over the Royals.

Johnson knocked Royals starter Dillon Gee out of commission with his one-out two-run single in the sixth inning. It gave him seven RBI for the season. With a .229/.308/.300 triple-slash and no homers over 70 at-bats, he is an unpalatable fantasy option at this juncture.
May 14 - 10:06 PM

Kelly Johnson went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in a win over the Marlins on Saturday.

Johnson matched his season total with the two-hit game. He's hitting just .200/.304/.300 in 10 games, but with Hector Olivera's status in question, Johnson will continue to see plenty of playing time in left field.
Apr 16 - 10:36 PM

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Kelly Johnson could platoon at third base with Adonis Garcia.

It likely wouldn't be a strict platoon, as the Braves seem to want to see what they have with Garcia, who slugged 10 homers over 198 plate appearances last season. Either way, Johnson is in line to play a bunch with his ability to fill in all over the infield and at the corner outfield spots. The Braves could again wind up shipping him to a contender at the deadline.
Jan 10 - 9:07 AM

Braves signed INF/OF Kelly Johnson to a one-year, $2 million contract.

The deal was reported earlier this month and is now official. Johnson reached the majors as a Brave and spent the first half of last season with Atlanta before being traded to the Mets at the deadline. He hit .265/.314/.435 with 14 homers in 2015 and would figure to play quite a bit for the rebuilding Braves.
Jan 8 - 3:16 PM

Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the Braves and Kelly Johnson have agreed to a one-year deal, pending a physical.

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan hears that the deal is worth $2 million and carries $1.25 million worth of incentives. This will be Johnson's third stint with the Braves. The soon-to-be 34-year-old spent the first half of last season with Atlanta before being traded to the Mets. He figures to serve in a super utility role for the rebuilding club, though he could ultimately become trade bait once again.
Jan 6 - 11:35 AM

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution hears that there's a "better than 50/50 chance" that the Braves will sign Kelly Johnson.

This comes on the heels of a report from MLB.com's Mark Bowman which stated the two sides were having ongoing discussions. Johnson hit .265/.314/.435 with 14 homers for the Braves and Mets last season while making starts at six different positions. The veteran utility player would figure to play quite a bit for the rebuilding Braves, and they could potentially again flip him to a contender at the trade deadline.
Jan 5 - 5:55 PM

MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are having "continued discussions" with Kelly Johnson.

Johnson reached the majors as a Brave and spent the first half of last season with Atlanta before being traded to the Mets at the deadline. It would be a good landing spot for the soon-to-be 34-year-old, as plenty of playing time should be available both at second and third base. Johnson hit .265/.314/.435 with 14 homers for the Braves and Mets last season while making starts at six different positions.
Jan 5 - 5:14 PM

Marc Carig of Newsday hears that it's still possible the Mets could bring back Kelly Johnson.

The Mets' lack of depth was exposed early on in 2015, so it would be a good idea to retain Johnson, who can serve as insurance for third base, second base, and first base while also playing the outfield. The 33-year-old batted .265 with 14 home runs and a .750 OPS this past season between the Braves and Mets.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 01:29:00 PM

Kelly Johnson will serve as designated hitter for the Mets in Game 1 of the World Series against the Royals on Tuesday.

As expected, Johnson will DH against right-hander Edinson Volquez. Mets manager Terry Collins will hit him ninth in the order. The full lineup: Curtis Granderson RF, David Wright 3B, Daniel Murphy 2B, Yoenis Cespedes CF, Lucas Duda 1B, Travis d'Arnaud C, Michael Conforto LF, Wilmer Flores SS, Johnson DH. Matt Harvey will start Game 1 for New York.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 02:46:00 PM

Kelly Johnson will DH for the Mets in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night in Kansas City.

Johnson is 1-for-6 with four strikeouts so far in the 2015 playoffs, but the Mets will hope the veteran left-handed hitter can provide some pop against Royals Game 1 starter Edinson Volquez, a right-hander. Johnson, 33, batted .250/.304/.414 with five home runs in 138 regular-season at-bats for the National League champions.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 04:05:00 PM

Kelly Johnson went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI singles and two strikeouts in Friday's 11-inning loss to the Marlins.

Johnson collected RBI singles in the sixth and ninth innings. The latter was a big one, as it tied the game at 5-5 with two outs and forced extras. Johnson's done a nice job with limited playing time this season, hitting .266/.313/.435 with 12 homers and 44 RBI between the Braves and Mets.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 11:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2James Loney
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1David Wright
2Wilmer Flores
LF1Brandon Nimmo
2Alejandro De Aza
3Kelly Johnson
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Noah Syndergaard
3Steven Matz
4Bartolo Colon
5Logan Verrett
6Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Jim Henderson
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Antonio Bastardo
7Erik Goeddel
8Seth Lugo
9Jenrry Mejia