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Kelly Johnson | Third Baseman

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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. Sep 14 - 11:41 PM

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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.
Aug 30 - 10:38 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.
Aug 7 - 4:16 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.
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

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Steve Pearce
2Christian Walker
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Alexi Casilla
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3Rey Navarro
3B1Chris Davis
2Kelly Johnson
3Ryan Flaherty
4Jimmy Paredes
5Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Quintin Berry
CF1Adam Jones
RF1David Lough
2Alex Hassan
DH1Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Tyler Wilson
8Eddie Gamboa
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7T.J. McFarland
8Ryan Webb
9Oliver Drake