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33 Kelly Johnson 3B
Height/Weight: 6-1/200 | Birthdate: 2/22/1982 | Birthplace: Austin, TX | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: New York | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $2,450,000 | Owned/Started%: 60/32 | Average Draft Position: 213.49
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)530.0022.00.23062.0070.0012.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
533.226840
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20140131401000
20130322160531800
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Tampa Bay810 .222 .250 .125
vs Feldman (Career)720 .429.286.286
vs RHP3692 .289 .500 .250
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
04/20/2014Kelly Johnson, 3B NYY
Michael Morse, LF SF
04/20/2014Kelly Johnson, 3B NYY
Dillon Gee, SP NYM
04/20/2014Carlos Carrasco, SP CLE
Michael Bourn, CF CLE
Kelly Johnson, 3B NYY
Brandon Morrow, SP TOR
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
4/9BAL4121100
4/10BOS3000000
4/11BOS3010100
4/12BOS4121100
4/13BOS3000010
4/16CHC3010000
4/16CHC4000000
4/17@TB2000000
4/18@TB3100010
4/19@TB3010100
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
Latest News
Kelly Johnson slugging well early in season
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/14) Yankees infielder Kelly Johnson went 1 for 3 with one RBI in his team's 4-2 loss to the Red Sox Friday.

The Yankees' first baseman for six of the last seven games, Johnson has flashed power in the early part of the season, collecting two doubles, one triple and two home runs in his 10 games. He owns a .258/.324/.581 line in 31 at-bats, and he'll continue to see regular time at first base until Mark Teixeira's return shifts him to another infield position.

Mark Teixeira on DL, Kelly Johnson new Yankees first baseman
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/5/14) A hamstring injury about which Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira spoke optimistically has landed him on the disabled list. He sustained the injury fielding a foul ball Friday night in Toronto.

Teixeira, who missed nearly the entire 2013 season with a wrist injury, was off to his typically slow start with three singles in 12 at-bats.

Kelly Johnson will replace him in the starting lineup.

Kelly Johnson 'a primary option' to open season at third base
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/25/14) Yankees infielder Kelly Johnson is "a primary option" to serve as the team's starting third baseman on opening day, MLB.com reports.

Johnson played third base in Tuesday's win against Florida State University but didn't see any balls hit his way. He made 16 appearances at third base for the Rays last season but has primarily been a second baseman in his major-league career. Johnson feels much more comfortable at the position this spring and has been working with Yankee coaches and guest instructor Willie Randolph to improve at the position.

"I think the one thing that's kind of stood out that I've had to concentrate on is catching the ball, and being in the best position to get the throw to first as strong and accurate as possible," he said.

Johnson signed a one-year deal with the Yankees this offseason after hitting 235/.305/.410 with 16 home runs and 52 RBI in 366 at-bats with the Rays last season.

Yankees to look at in-house options to play third base
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/13/14) Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the team will likely turn to an in-house option at third base following the news a federal arbitrator has handed down a season-long suspension for Alex Rodriguez. The leading candidates to play at third base are Kelly Johnson and Eduardo Nunez.

"I think we’ll handle it from within, the players we have, if (Rodriguez) is not a player for us," Girardi said, per The Journal News. "We have Kelly Johnson, and then we’ll probably try to platoon him with a right-handed bat. Obviously Nuney’s got a shot at it, and we signed (Scott) Sizemore, and there’s other players we will look at. We’re just going to have to deal with it."

Girardi definitely seems intrigued with Nunez, who started the last nine games and 10 of 11 at third base for New York in 2013. 

"I think we have to give him a good look," Girardi said. "He played really well. I do, I think we have to give him a look. … (Whether he can handle the position defensively) is something we’re going to have to determine."

Kelly Johnson could be solution at third base for Yankees
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/12/14) Kelly Johnson, who signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Yankees in December, could initially see most of his playing time at third base, but he's ready for whatever the team throws his way.

"My thinking coming in is to be prepared, work my butt off and get my work in," Johnson told MLB.com. "I'll get my early work in at third, go to second, go everywhere. I've got to think that I'm going to play in a lot of different places. That's my thinking. I'm definitely not going to come in making any assumptions."

In the wake of the news Alex Rodriguez will be suspended for the 2014 season, Johnson appears to be the front-runner to take over at third base for the Yankees. He hadn't played in a big-league game at third base until last season, when he saw action in 16 games at the hot corner for the Rays.

"I think I was scared. I was scared every pitch," Johnson said jokingly. "I was definitely reacting and living in the moment. I enjoyed it, it definitely got my heart going and kept me on my toes a little bit, but at the same time I thought my skills transitioned over there fairly well. In the infield, you've got to catch the ball first and make a good throw. It's all the same fundamentals."

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
4/22/14@ BOS7:10 pmJon Lester
4/23/14@ BOS7:10 pmJohn Lackey
4/24/14@ BOS7:10 pmFelix Doubront
4/25/14LAA7:05 pmC.J. Wilson
4/26/14LAA1:05 pmHector Santiago
4/27/14LAA8:05 pmGarrett Richards
4/29/14SEA7:05 pmErasmo Ramirez
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2004ATL0000000000 --- --- ---
2005ATL872904670940407521 .334 .397 .241
2006ATL0000000000 --- --- ---
2007ATL1475219114416687911795 .375 .457 .276
2008ATL15054786157126952113116 .349 .446 .287
2009ATL1063034768829325472 .303 .389 .224
2010ARI15458593166267179148137 .370 .496 .284
2011ARI-TOR14754575121215860163166 .304 .413 .222
2012TOR14250761114165562159142 .313 .365 .225
2013TB11836641861652359974 .305 .410 .235
2014NYY17534123851500 .293 .491 .226
Total 106837175449381274504449437933 .335 .428 .252
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2005ATLOF79731721666011.000
2007ATL2B1331276242273831483 .978
2008ATL2B1441357012624251489 .980
2009ATL2B84693671352221056 .973
2010ARI2B1491466772674028106 .988
2011ARI-TOR2B1411386272683491086 .984
2012TOR2B13613364424738611100 .983
2013TB1B3221210021.000
2013TB2B2214582137081.000
2013TB3B161245133113 .978
2013TBOF53508677631 .965
2014NYY1B131110090914 .990
2014NYY2B10101001.000
2014NYY3B44716011.000
2014NYYOF1000000 ---
Total  97491441301795226372540 .983
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2004ATL00000000
2005ATL123115121111
2006ATL00000000
2007ATL261023822438
2008ATL39624449223
2009ATL20311826314
2010ARI365290232112
2011ARI-TOR27722504423
2012TOR19218542548
2013TB12215030314
2014NYY312600001
Total 1943915911828241554
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005ATL4200001000 .333 .000 .000
2013TB2301000200 .3331.000 .333
Total 6501001200 .333 .600 .200
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2000 R-Braves531932752123429244561 .349 .425 .269
2001 A-Macon12441575120221236671111256 .404 .513 .289
2002 A-Myrtle Bch126482621232151249511051215 .325 .394 .255
2003 AA-Greenville9833446922256453581103 .340 .425 .275
2003 R-Braves626101011133411 .467 .615 .385
2004 AA-Greenville1354797013535316504910299 .350 .468 .282
2005AAA-Richmond441553548123822342271 .438 .581 .310
2006AAA-Richmond103931340176610 .426 .513 .333
2006 A-Rome5195921134322 .583 .842 .474
2009AAA-Gwinnett1352916223164810 .339 .596 .308
Total 614219434261813324752902814877438 .363 .467 .282
 
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