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KELLY JOHNSON RUMORS

What Kelly Johnson brings to the table for the New York Mets

Earlier today, Sandy Alderson made a deal to send RHP Akeel Morris to the Atlanta Braves for utility man Kelly Johnson. This same move last season, along with trades that brought third baseman Juan Uribe and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to Queens, helped propel the New York Mets to their first division title since 2006 and their first World Series appearance in nearly 20 years. Akeel...
Via isportsweb.com
June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

AP source: Braves, Kelly Johnson agree to 1-year deal

ATLANTA (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says infielder Kelly Johnson and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because Johnson must pass a physical before the agreement can be finalized. This will be the 33-year-old Johnson's third stint with the Braves. He made his major league debut...
Via Associated Press
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Kelly Johnson to DH Game 1 of World Series

Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that Mets utility infielder, Kelly Johnson will be the DH for the Game 1 of the 2015 World Series against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Johnson will look to provide some pop to the DH position where the Mets have had trouble finding the right guy. “Kelly is going to DH tomorrow,” manager Terry Collins said. “We’ll worry about...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

David Wright surprises Mets with cookies upon return

By Jason Rowan The New York Mets laid a 16-7 beat down on the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Monday, socking out a whopping eight home runs in the comeback win. The big victory marked the celebrated return of superstar David Wright, who was back in the lineup after nearly four months away from the team and hit a homer himself. And he ingratiated himself to his...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Sox Trade Kelly Johnson to Orioles

Kelly Johnson barely had time to unpack his bags from his trade form the Yankees for shortstop Stephen Drew before the Sox went and traded him away once again.  Johnson was traded to the Orioles for infielder Jemile Weeks and minor league infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr. Johnson has now completed the task of playing for every single team in the AL East.  Johnson is now also in the position...
Via Fenway West
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelly Johnson Appreciative Of Short Learning Experience With Red Sox

August 2014 will be remembered as the month of Kelly Johnson. OK, maybe not. But Johnson, who spent 30 days with the Boston Red Sox before being traded to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, certainly appreciates his short stint with the defending World Series champions. “First of all, Boston, right away you can tell why they win and why they’re always at the top year in and year...
Via NESN.com
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles make multiple waiver deadline deals

The Baltimore Orioles acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza and infielders Kelly Johnson and Michael Almanzar on Saturday.   In the midst of defeating the Minnesota Twins to go up eight games in the AL East, the Baltimore Orioles made multiple waiver deadline moves last night. The Orioles first acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the Chicago White Sox. Then, just a few innings...
Via isportsweb.com
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

"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 been fine...
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...
Via isportsweb.com
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees sign Kelly Johnson as insurance

Kelly Johnson got a one-year, $3 million contract from the Yankees this week. The contract is a slight raise for the veteran, who made $2.45 million in 2013 for the Rays. Last year, the 31-year old Johnson hit .235/.305/.410 with 16 home runs for the Rays in 407 plate appearances, earning playing time at first base, second base, third base, and left field. When I saw the news...
Via The Outside Corner
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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