KELLY JOHNSON RUMORS

Girardi says there's plenty of opportunity for everyone to play

The Yankees infield is now a bit crowded with the return of Mark Teixeira. With Teixeira slated as the everyday first baseman and Derek Jeter at the shortstop, it leaves three players and only two bases. Dave Roberts, Kelly Johnson and Yangervis Solarte present Joe Girardi with a tough decision as to who to play on any given day. Johnson has been playing very well and Solarte has...
Via YanksinExile.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

We Don't Need No Stinking Drew Morales

From LoHud:For Sunday night’s game against the Red Sox, first baseman Francisco Cervelli, second baseman Yangervis Solarte, shortstop Dean Anna and third baseman Kelly Johnson totaled 19 career starts at their positions. Since 1915, the previous low for Yankees starting infield had been 26 for the quartet of Mike Hegan, Horace Clarke, Bobby Murcer and Mike Ferraro on Sept. 10,...

"Kelly killed it?" The Master needs to rethink his Kelly Johnson HR call

Yesterday, one of our fine color commentatorizers - Manx - broke the news:"Kelly killed it" A two run home run for Kelly Johnson and the Yankees take a 4-3 lead on Sports Radio 66 and 101.9 FM WFAN! Yes, we must never forget that this is merely spring training. The home run calls don't count. Nobody will remember John Sterling's joyful cry in Tampa, long after its...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees 2B situation

For the first time in about nine seasons, the New York Yankees are looking at a gaping hole in second base. Kelly Johnson is the Yankees’ main option at second base for now. (photo credit: Norm Hall/Getty Images North America) Since the 2005 season, Robinson Cano has been the Yankees everyday second baseman. In that time, Cano has become the game’s best second baseman and recently...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Sign Infielder Kelly Johnson to 1-Year Deal

The New York Yankees just keep on making moves. This wasn’t isn’t as big as acquiring Brian McCann or Jacoby Ellsbury, but it could have interesting implications: the Bronx Bombers just signed infielder Kelly Johnson to a one-year deal, reportedly in the $3 million range. Johnson will be 32 when the season rolls around, but is coming off of a fine season for the Tampa...
Via YanksinExile.com
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Kelly Johnson valuable as Rays' Mr. Versatile

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. For almost eight minutes, Kelly Johnson tried to explain the flurry of production, the reasons behind his breakout May, the answer to why he has become so dangerous at the plate in his new home. He is grounded, soft-spoken and somewhat reserved, so it was little surprise the Tampa Bay Rays Mr. Versatile turned the topic into a self-warning for the future. In...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays' signing of Kelly Johnson adds to incredible depth

On Monday, the Tampa Bay Rays signed former Blue Jays second baseman Kelly Johnson to a one-year deal. The contract terms are currently unknown, but it's likely for no more than $3 million. Johnson's addition to the Rays roster will push Ben Zobrist to right field as the every day starter, but Zobrist will also get some playing time at second base, where he's tradtionally...
Via The Outside Corner
January 29, 2013  |  1 Comment

Kelly Johnson, Rays reach agreement

The Tampa Bay Rays have reached agreement with free-agent second baseman Kelly Johnson on a one-year contract, according to major league sources. The move will enable the Rays to use Ben Zobrist in right field as well at second base, enabling them to hold off promoting top prospect Wil Myers. Johnson, 30 also might see time in the outfield. He played 79 games in left field for...
Via Fox Sports
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays 2B Kelly Johnson hit in head by bloop single (Video)

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Kelly Johnson misplayed a blooper by New York Yankees batter Russell Margin during Friday night's MLB game at the Rogers Centre, resulting in a blooper of his own as the baseball bounced off his head for a single. It happened in the top of the eighth inning with a Yankees runner on first and two outs. Johnson appeared to get himself into...
Via Holdout Sports
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss
NOGGIN KNOCKER

Blue Jays 2B hit in head by pop up

Our not-so-top play of the night award goes to Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Kelly Johnson, who lost track of a pop up off the bat of Russell Martin and took the ball off his head. Johnson looked like he was going to make an excellent running play on the bloop hit, but instead the ball hit Johnson in the forehead and bounced to left field The Yankees went on to win the game...
Via RotoStars.com
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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