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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
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 27 - 2:46 PM

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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.
Oct 26 - 4:05 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.
Sep 4 - 11:18 PM

Kelly Johnson went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

Johnson did a little bit of everything in this one. Both of his doubles drove in singular runs, and his solo homer in the fifth accounted for the other RBI on his line. The veteran is hitting .263/.308/.446 with 11 homers and 39 RBI this season.
Aug 13 - 3:47 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
3Ty Kelly
LF1Michael Conforto
2Michael Cuddyer
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Darrell Ceciliani
4Brandon Nimmo
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Jon Niese
6Logan Verrett
7Zack Wheeler
8Rafael Montero
9Josh Smoker
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Hansel Robles
4Carlos Torres
5Sean Gilmartin
6Erik Goeddel
7Dario Alvarez
8Jenrry Mejia
9Jeff Walters
10Josh Edgin
11Stolmy Pimentel