Kelly Johnson 33 | Third Base

Boston Red Sox

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Thu. July 31, 2014 Subscribe 
News: The Boston Red Sox have obtained Johnson from the New York Yankees for shortstop Stephen Drew. Impact: Johnson is hitting .219 with six homers and 22 RBIs in 77 games and is on the disabled list.(STATS, 4:42pm)
Thu. July 31, 2014
News: Johnson (groin) was traded to the Red Sox on Thursday in exchange for Stephen Drew, Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports. Impact: The trade of Drew would seem to clear up a spot at shortstop for Xander Bogaerts while creating an opening at third base, but Johnson likely won't be counted on to fill that void. Instead, look for Brock Holt to slot in as the team's regular third baseman, while Johnson serves in a super-utility capacity for the Red Sox. Johnson, who was batting .219 with six homers for the Yankees, will be a free agent after the season and doesn't figure to get much of a legitimate look from the Red Sox during the final two months. He'll first be eligible to return from the disabled list on Aug. 7.(RotoWire, )
Tue. July 29, 2014
News: Johnson (groin) is expected to come off the DL when he's eligible Aug. 7, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports. Impact: Manager Joe Girardi said he will probably play in a minor league rehab game or two, but the groin injury isn't serious enough to force him out for more than 15 days. Johnson was viewed as a potential sleeper this season, given the move to Yankee Stadium, but his .219 average is the lowest of his nine-year big league career, and his .154 isolated power is the second-lowest mark of his career.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Johnson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin. Impact: Johnson made his first major league start in right field Tuesday and was injured trying to beat out a 10th-inning grounder. He left the game and was replaced by Ichiro Suzuki. Johnson is batting .219 with six homers and 22 RBIs in his first season with the Yankees. He has made 33 starts at third base and 23 at first.(STATS, 6:25pm)
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Johnson was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday due to a strained left groin. Impact: Johnson suffered the injury Tuesday, and an MRI confirmed the severity. The Yankees are now left with the similarly balky Mark Teixeira (back) as their only first-base option, while losing Johnson's versatility defensively.(RotoWire, )
Tue. July 22, 2014
News: Johnson suffered a groin injury in Tuesday's game and was sent for an MRI, ESN New York's Wallace Matthews reports. Impact: The results of the MRI are unknown. Johnson left Tuesday's game before the start of the 11th inning after sustaining the injury and was replaced in right field by Ichiro Suzuki.(RotoWire, )
Tue. July 22, 2014
News: Johnson left Tuesday night's game against the Rangers before the start of the 11th inning with an unspecified injury. Impact: Johnson was making his first start in right field, but had to be removed after a visit from the team trainer. It wasn't immediately clear what the injury was, but with the Yankees acquiring Chase Headley, it is likely Johnson's playing time will decrease regardless of the extent of the injury.(RotoWire, )
Tue. July 22, 2014
News: Johnson, who will make his third outfield start of the season Tuesday, could see more time in right field, the New York Daily News reports. Impact: The Yankees on Tuesday traded for Chase Headley, who figures to take over third base. Johnson, who will make his first start in right field Tuesday, has started 33 games at third base, 23 at first, one in left field and one in center field this season.(RotoWire, )
Sun. July 20, 2014
News: Johnson turned in a solid fantasy effort Saturday. Impact: Johnson went 2 for 3 with two RBIs. He is still a .223 hitter with little ability.(STATS, 5:40pm)
Kelly Johnson
2014 Season
AVG
.219
HR
6
RBI
22
RUNS
21
Bio
Ht: 6' 1"  Wt: 196  Age: 32
Bats: L  Throws: R
Born: 2/22/1982, Austin, Texas
College: None
Debut: 2005
Salary: $3,000,000
Injury Status
7/23/2014
ON 15-DAY DL (Strained left groin)