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Kelly Johnson | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 196
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Kelly Johnson is starting at second base and batting cleanup in his Mets debut on Saturday.
Fellow addition Juan Uribe is not in the starting lineup against Zach Lee and the Dodgers on Saturday. The 33-year-old was hitting .275 with nine homers and 34 RBI with the Braves and should be a decent run producer if he finds a way to stick in the middle of the Mets lineup. Jul 25 - 3:26 PM

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Mets acquired INF/OF Kelly Johnson, INF Juan Uribe and cash considerations from the Braves for RHP John Gant and RHP Robert Whalen.

The 33-year-old has done a nice job for the Braves this season, slashing .275/.321/.451 with nine homers and 34 RBI in 62 games. With the ability to play three infield positions and either corner outfield spot, he adds a nice versatile piece to the Mets bench while providing an offensive upgrade.
Jul 24 - 11:33 PM

Kelly Johnson went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a run scored Friday against the Cubs.

Johnson is now batting .400 (12-for-30) with three home runs and 12 RBI over his last 10 games. He's been a pleasant surprise for the Braves this season and makes for a decent short-term addition in deeper mixed fantasy leagues while Freddie Freeman makes his way back from a wrist injury.
Jul 17 - 11:11 PM

Kelly Johnson went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer Friday against the Rockies.

It was the only offense of the game for the Braves. Johnson has homered in three out of his last five games and owns a surprising .277/.320/.464 batting line on the year. He's filling in for Freddie Freeman at first base and has hit cleanup in four straight games, so those in deeper mixed fantasy leagues should give him a look.
Jul 11 - 12:42 AM

Kelly Johnson went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a two-run home run to help the Braves fend off the Brewers on Monday.

Johnson started the scoring with a two-run blast to right-field off of Kyle Lohse in the first inning. He added an RBI single in the second inning to make it a 4-1 game. The 33-year-old has cooled off considerably since being activated from the disabled list a month ago, but is still hitting a respectable .272/.315/.437 with seven home runs and 28 RBI.
Jul 6 - 11:42 PM

Braves activated INF/OF Kelly Johnson from the 15-day disabled list.

Johnson missed nearly a month of action with a right oblique strain. He'll see some starts in left field and at third base for the Bravos.
Jun 10 - 2:47 PM

Kelly Johnson (oblique) is expected to rejoin the Braves' active roster on Wednesday.

Johnson has been on the disabled list since May 15 because of a right oblique strain. He'll return Wednesday to a utility role and a decent .259/.310/.519 batting line.
Jun 9 - 4:58 PM

Kelly Johnson (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.

He shouldn't need more than a few games before being activated. Johnson has hit .259/.310/.519 with six homers for the Braves this season.
Jun 7 - 11:44 AM

Kelly Johnson (oblique) began taking batting practice and doing defensive drills this week.

Johnson is working out at the Braves' spring training headquarters in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. There remains no timetable for his return, but that he's doing baseball activities is a good sign. The infielder will likely need a rehab assignment before returning to the Braves.
Jun 3 - 6:45 PM

Braves placed INF/OF Kelly Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain.

Johnson suffered the injury Wednesday and was placed on the disabled list prior to Thursday's game. Todd Cunningham replaced him on the active roster and the Braves will likely go with a combination of players at third base during his absence.
May 15 - 6:22 PM

Kelly Johnson (oblique) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Johnson suffered a right oblique strain Wednesday in the Braves' loss to the Reds and will likely be sidelined for three weeks. "It stinks when you're feeling good and something like that happens," he said after the game. "It's just the way it is. It's baseball." Todd Cunningham will be recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett when the Braves make the move official.
May 14 - 8:54 AM

Kelly Johnson left Wednesday's game with a right oblique strain.

Johnson hurt the oblique during an at-bat in the first inning. Obliques are often lingering injuries, so it's hard to project how long the infielder might be sidelined. He's probably looking at a disabled list stint, but the Braves will shed more light on his status after the game.
May 13 - 7:46 PM

Kelly Johnson left Wednesday's game against the Reds after appearing to tweak a back muscle.

Johnson left in the middle of an at-bat in the first inning, so it was clearly something that happened in one of the first pitches he saw. Jonny Gomes replaced Johnson in left field.
May 13 - 7:20 PM

Kelly Johnson hit a three-run home run, then singled for his 1,000th career hit as the Braves beat the Phillies 9-0 on Tuesday.

Johnson finished 2-for-3 with a walk. He drilled a three-run home run off of Chad Billingsley in the fourth inning to put the Braves up 6-0. In the sixth, he singled to right-center off of Elvis Araujo to earn his 1,000th career hit. Johnson's return to Atlanta has been a good one, as he's hitting .266/.319/.578 with six home runs and 17 RBI.
May 5 - 9:59 PM

Kelly Johnson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 5-0 victory against the Reds.

Johnson, playing at third base in this contest, pushed the Braves' lead to 3-0 in the first inning with a two-run home run off of Johnny Cueto. He had been seeing starts in left field more recently. The utilityman has been a surprising source of offense for the Braves as he has five home runs with 13 RBI, and is batting .250/.297/.533.
May 3 - 4:25 PM

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Kelly Johnson
SS1Ruben Tejada
2Wilmer Flores
3B1David Wright
2Juan Uribe
3Eric Campbell
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Michael Conforto
3Michael Cuddyer
4Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Jenrry Mejia
4Bobby Parnell
5Carlos Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Eric O'Flaherty
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Buddy Carlyle
11Erik Goeddel
12Josh Edgin