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Kelly Johnson | Outfielder

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Kelly Johnson went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a two-run home run to help lead the Braves past the Nationals on Monday.
The utilityman got the start at left field in this one. He extended the Braves' lead to 4-1 with a two-run home run off of Doug Fister in the sixth inning, then added an RBI single in the seventh. The 33-year-old veteran has come to the plate 42 times and has homered twice with seven RBI while batting .263/.333/.526. Apr 27 - 10:27 PM

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Braves purchased the contract of INF/OF Kelly Johnson from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Johnson hit .286 with a couple homers this spring. The 33-year-old gives the Braves a utility option capable of filling in at first base, second base, third base and the corner outfield spots.
Mar 31 - 10:02 PM

Kelly Johnson doubled and walked twice Saturday as the Braves beat a Blue Jays split-squad 5-3.

Despite starting off 2-for-19, Johnson is up to .273/.385/.523 with two homers in 44 at-bats this spring. He's made a very good case for a bench spot, but if the Braves would prefer to go younger, perhaps Johnson will catch on elsewhere.
Mar 28 - 5:16 PM

Kelly Johnson reached all four times he was up Thursday in the Braves' 6-3 defeat of the Marlins.

Johnson, who entered the day 4-for-24 this spring, went 2-for-2 with two walks. He'd seem to be a sentimental choice for a Braves roster that could certainly use some additional power off the bench. We're not sure whether that will be enough to get him a spot.
Mar 19 - 5:00 PM

Braves signed INF Kelly Johnson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Johnson batted just .215/.296/.362 in 106 games last season between the Yankees, Red Sox, and Orioles. But the 32-year-old is capable of playing multiple positions defensively -- including the corner outfield -- and will act as a source of cheap depth for Atlanta in 2015. He was drafted 38th overall by the Braves in 2000.
Jan 21 - 5:11 PM

Kelly Johnson delivered the game-winning hit to doom his former teammates on Sunday, doubling home Steve Pearce to propel the Orioles to a walk-off 3-2 victory over the Yankees.

It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the day, but certainly proved to be critical. He is seeing extra action at third base after the suspension to Chris Davis, but still represents a poor mixed league fantasy option as he's hitting a putrid .212/.292/.359 with 26 RBI on the season.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 11:41:00 PM

Orioles acquired INFs Kelly Johnson and Michael Almanzar from the Red Sox for INFs Jemile Weeks and Ivan DeJesus Jr.

It's the second waiver trade of the day for the O's, who also got outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the White Sox. Johnson has batted just .212/.290/.354 in 87 games this season between the Yankees and Red Sox, but he's a versatile defender and will operate in a utility role down the stretch for Baltimore. Johnson's tour of the American League East rolls on.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 10:38:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 04:16:00 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 01:21:00 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.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 04:42:00 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.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 01:25:00 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.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 12:14:00 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.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 10:21:00 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.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 11:06:00 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.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 11:45:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2A.J. Pierzynski
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Jace Peterson
2Alberto Callaspo
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Jonny Gomes
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Eric Young Jr.
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Alex Wood
4Shelby Miller
5Trevor Cahill
6Eric Stults
7Daniel Winkler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Grilli
2Jim Johnson
3Josh Outman
4Luis Avilan
5Cody Martin
6Andrew McKirahan
7Ian Thomas
8Michael Kohn
9John Cornely
10Arodys Vizcaino
11Shae Simmons