MLB

Tampa Bay Rays
2014 Avg.
.215
 
Career Avg.
.250
Name  Kelly Johnson
Born  2/22/1982
Height  6-1
Weight  200
Number  14
Position  3B
Bats  L
Throws  R
Cold9/2/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Orioles utility man Kelly Johson should not be in any fantasy lineups Tuesday as he's 0-for-8 with five strikeouts against Reds right-hander Mat Latos.
Insight: The 32-year-old has been a non-factor in fantasy leagues this season, batting .212 with six homers, 23 RBI and a .644 OPS. He doesn't have a starting role with his new team and should be a spot starter ... at best.
 
8/4/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Red Sox utility man Kelly Johson is expected to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday and could return to Boston by Thursday.
Insight: The 32-year-old has been dealing with a groin injury. He's been a mostly a non-factor in fantasy leagues this season, batting .219 with six homers, 22 RBI and a .677 OPS. He doesn't have a starting role with his new team and should be a spot starter at best.
 
6/20/2014 10:46:00 AM
Description: Yankees utility man Kelly Johson left Thursday's game with bruised fingers on his left hand and is questionable for Friday's game against Baltimore.
Insight: Johnson's X-rays were negative. The 32-year-old has been a non-factor in fantasy leagues this season, batting .232 with four homers, 16 RBI and a .706 OPS.
 
6/19/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Yankees utility man Kelly Johson left Thursday's game with bruised fingers on his left hand, according to Andrew Marchand of espnny.com.
Insight: Johnson's X-rays were negative. The 32-year-old has been a non-factor in fantasy leagues this season.
 
5/31/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Yankees utility man Kelly Johson is 9-for-28 (.321) with five home runs versus Minnesota righty Kevin Correia.
Insight: Johnson's average is down to an ugly .207, but the five homers against Correia is the most against any pitcher in his career, so he should be confident.
 
Cold4/22/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Yankees utility man Kelly Johson is 1-for-15 (.067) against Boston left-hander Jon Lester.
Insight: Johnson has stuggled of late, going 2-for-18 over the past five games and given this unfavorable matchup should grab a seat on the bench.
 
4/16/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Yankees utility man Kelly Johson is 8-for-27 (.296) with two home runs against Cubs starter Jason Hammel.
Insight: Johnson has gone 10-for-38 with three homers, seven RBI and a .938 OPS in his first 12 games with New York.
 
4/11/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Yankees utility man Kelly Johson is hitless in 12 at-bats versus Boston left-hander Jon Lester.
Insight: Johnson's 0-for-3 on Thursday broke up a four-game RBI streak and two-game home run streak. This is an unfavorable matchup to avoid.
 
4/10/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Yankees utilityman Kelly Johson is just 1-for-10 (.100) sriking out five times in his matchups with Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Johnson has driven in at least one run in four straight games and homered in the last two, but has an unfavorable matchup.
 
4/9/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Yankees utilityman Kelly Johson homered for the second straight game Wednesday.
Insight: Johnson has driven in at least one run in four straight games. He's been playing every day at first base with Mark Teixeira on the DL.
 
4/5/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: Kelly Johnson could end up being eligible at 1B, 2B and 3B before the season is over. He'll take over at first while Mark Teixeira is sidelined.
Insight: Johnson has averaged 19. HRs and 67 runs per season over the past four years and his position flexibility makes him a viable assest off your bench.
 
12/6/2013 8:11:00 PM
Description: Kelly Johnson is in line to be the Yankees starting second baseman after finalizing a one-year, $3 million contract Friday.
Insight: Robinson Cano agreed to a 10-year deal with the Seattle Mariners, opening up a spot at second base for Johnson. The veteran also can play third if Alex Rodriguez' suspension is upheld. Johnson hit .235 with 16 home runs, 52 RBI and a .715 OPS in 118 games with the Rays last season and has averaged .254 with 16 homers, 57 RBI, 11 steals and a .765 OPS since he became a full-time player in 2007.
 
12/4/2013 10:03:00 AM
Description: Kelly Johnson is headed to the Yankees. According to the New York Post's Joel Sherman, his new deal is worth between $2.75 and $3 million.
Insight: It's a one-year contract. Johnson (.235, 16 HR, 52 RBI) played all over the field in Tampa Bay last season including left field and three out of the four infield positions (he didn't play shortstop). He could be an option for the Yankees at second base should Robinson Cano sign with another team.
 
10/8/2013 5:55:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay's Kelly Johnson is starting at DH in Game 4 of the ALDS versus Boston.
Insight: Johnson didn't start in the first three games. He's hitting eighth Tuesday.
 
9/13/2013 10:36:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay utility player Kelly Johnson is a career .360 with five homers and a 1.429 OPS versus Minnesota right-hander Kevin Correia.
Insight: Johnson is a part-time player with the Rays, but has posted 16 HR and 51 RBI in 340 at-bats.
 
9/11/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay utility player Kelly Johnson shouldn't be in the lineup on Wednesday as he's just 1-for-14 versus Boston starter Ryan Dempster with eight strikeouts.
Insight: Johnson is a part-time player with the Rays, but has posted 16 HR and 51 RBI in 338 at-bats. Avoid him on Wednesday.
 
7/24/2013 6:21:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay utility player Kelly Johnson won't be in the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Insight: He wasn't in Tuesday's lineup either. Sean Rodriguez is getting the start in left field.
 
7/23/2013 11:16:00 AM
Description: Rays infielder/outfielder Kelly Johnson is hitless in 12 tries against Boston hurler Jon Lester with three strikeouts.
Insight: Before last night's collar, Johnson had posted eight hits in his previous 12 at-bats with a pair of homers. He's putting together a solid season with 15 HR and 45 RBI in 80 games, but Tuesday's matchup should be avoided.
 
7/10/2013 10:57:00 AM
Description: Rays left fielder Kelly Johnson is 7-for-22 (.318) with four home runs versus Minnesota starter Kevin Correia.
Insight: Johnson's been struggling at the plate, batting .164 over his past 18 games, but this matchup might help get him going. He had a huge May, batting .330 with seven homers and 26 RBI, and fantasy owners hope he finds it again.
 
Cold6/29/2013 10:06:00 AM
Description: Rays left fielder Kelly Johnson is a bad choice for Saturday's game with Detroit as he's hitless in 11 at-bats, with six strikeouts, versus Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander.
Insight: Johnson's been struggling at the plate, batting .119 over his past 17 games, so this matchup should be avoided at all costs.
 

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