Kelly Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kelly Johnson's 6-year-old son demanded he sign with Braves

    The Score "Kelly Johnson didn't have much say in where to sign this winter: his 6-year-old son was calling the shots. After stops with six different organizations over a three-year span, Johnson's son Cole demanded his dad play closer to their home in suburban Atlanta - leading Kelly to a one-year deal to..." January 15

  • Kelly Johnson rejoins Atlanta Braves on 1-year deal, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "Former Mets utility man Kelly Johnson has signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves pending a physical, according to's Mark Bowman. The move will mark a return to Atlanta for Johnson, who opened the 2015 season with the Braves but was traded to the Mets along with Juan Uribe ahead..." January 06

  • Offense-needy Mets land Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson from Braves

    New York Post "In an attempt to deepen their lineup choices, the Mets acquired Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Braves on Friday for minor league pitchers John Gant and Rob Whalen. So, the Mets were able to find useful bats that will give manager Terry Collins more options for his batting order and..." July 25

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    #VoteBraves @Braves

    Roster move: Kelly Johnson activated from the 15-day disabled list; Joey Terdoslavich optioned to @GwinnettBraves

  • Drew traded to Yankees for Kelly Johnson

    CSN New England "The Red Sox aren't only selling their best players of the season, but also their worst. Having already parted ways with pitchers Jon Lester, John Lackey, and Andrew Miller, as well as outfielder Jonny Gomes, the Sox struck again before the deadline, trading away shortstop Stephen Drew to . . ...." August 01

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Kelly Johnson's deal with the Yankees may ultimately be worth between $3 million and $4 million, source says. @FOXSports1

  • Yankees to add Cano insurance at 2B in Kelly Johnson

    New York Post "The Yankees are on the brink of signing Kelly Johnson to a one-year contract for between $2.75 million and $3 million, The Post has learned. Johnson’s primary position in the majors has been second base. So, he provides some insurance if Robinson Cano does leave. He is not considered a strong..." December 04

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Add Kelly Johnson to list of free agents #Yankees have contacted due to their uncertainty over ARod and Cano.

  • Johnson's bat invigorates offense

    Tampa Tribune "Powered by LF Kelly Johnson, the Rays offense has flipped the script and is now the engine the drives the team. "It definitely is a little bit of a change and a welcomed change for us on the offensive end," 3B Evan Longoria said before Tuesday's game with the Marlins. "It's good to know..." May 29

  • Johnson powers Rays past Marlins, 10-6

    Tampa Bay Times "The Rays celebrated Memorial Day with a 10-6 victory over the Marlins. Kelly Johnson hit a pair of three-run homers, the second providing much-needed insurance in the bottom of the eighth. To that point, it looked to be a matter of survival as the Rays had taken a 6-0 lead in the second..." May 28

  • Kelly Johnson quickly takes to No. 9 hole

    Tampa Tribune "As he turned to flip his bat toward the dugout after drawing a leadoff walk in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s season opener, Kelly Johnson saw CF Desmond Jennings walking to the plate and thought, “It’s go time.” “It’s exciting. Hey, man, we got top of the order coming up,” Johnson said. “This..." April 04

  • Rays' Johnson finding his way at first

    Tampa Tribune "Kelly Johnson found himself playing first base Tuesday for the first time since, well, a long time ago. Nearly 16 years, actually. Johnson was 16 and almost fully recovered from a fractured ankle when his summer-league coach had him play first base to get his bat in the lineup. "I stood over..." March 16

  • Johnson happy to prove versatility with Tampa Bay Rays

    Tampa Tribune "The glove is old by today's standards, dating back to the spring of 2004 when the Atlanta Braves informed minor league shortstop Kelly Johnson he was now a minor league outfielder. Johnson used the glove that season and the next when he reached the major leagues and played 79 games in left..." February 19

  • Armed With Toronto’s Former Middle Infielders, Rays Look To Stun Blue Jays

    Rays Colored Glasses "This offseason, the Toronto Blue Jays grabbed all the headlines with a pair of franchise-altering trades, the first of which netted them every major league player of any value that the Miami Marlins had not named Giancarlo Stanton. The additions of Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, and..." February 10

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