Today, Mark Teixteira will spit into his mitt, run out to first-base, and for the first time in a long time, add his voice to the emerging chorus of Yankee infield chatter. Of course, it will be led by Captain Jeter, who relentlessly encourages his troops to achieve. At third, Kelly Johnson will be shouting nonstop messages of hope, perhaps in Japanese, to starting pitcher Masahiro...
The Yankees are in Port Charlotte to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. Brett Gardner and Kelly Johnson are the only regulars making the trip. Adam Warren gets the start.
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Brett Gardner LF
Eduardo Nunez 2B
Ichiro Suzuki CF
Russ Canzler 1B
Kelly Johnson 3B
Yangervis Solarte SS
Austin Romine C
Zoilo Almonte RF
Jon Ryan Murphy DH
Adam Warren RHP
Game time: 1:05 pm EST
As of today, the New York Yankees starting infield on Opening Day will showcase Mark Teixeira (1B), Brian Roberts (2B),
Derek Jeter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Derek Jeter (SS) and Kelly Johnson (3B).
This fragile foursome played a total of 227 last season combined. Johnson is accountable for 117 of those games, while Jeter, Tex and Roberts missed time due to injuries.
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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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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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...