Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:25:07 -0700
Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts figures to get playing time at the position now that SS Stephen Drew was dealt to the New York Yankees, and 3B Kelly Johnson will fill in at that position as 3B Will Middlebrooks works his way back into the lineup.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:35:56 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (finger) will be activated from the disabled list Friday, Aug. 1.
Fantasy Tip: The writing was on the wall for a Middlebrooks return once the Red Sox traded Stephen Drew to the rival Yanks. Middlebrooks could enter into a platoon with Kelly Johnson at third base when he returns, but Middlebrooks figures to see the majority of the playing time. If you're in need at a corner infield spot in a deep mixed league, Middlebrooks might be just what the doctor ordered, just don't expect much help in the BA department.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:28:05 -0700
The Boston Red Sox acquired 3B Kelly Johnson from the New York Yankees Thursday, July 31, in exchange for SS Stephen Drew.
Fantasy Tip: Boston's acquisition of Johnson will allow Xander Bogaerts to move back to his natural position, shortstop. That could make him more comfortable at the plate, as well. Johnson's value increases with this move, since he should have more consistent playing time, at least until the BoSox think Will Middlebrooks (finger) is ready to return.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:45:27 -0700
The New York Yankees acquired SS Stephen Drew from the Boston Red Sox Thursday, July 31, in exchange for 2B Kelly Johnson.
Fantasy Tip: Drew is an interesting acquisition. He can spell Derek Jeter down the stretch and could presumably play some second base with Brian Roberts tiring in the second half. His playing time will likely be frustrating for owners, however. Drew is primarily an AL-only asset at this point.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:13:56 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Kelly Johnson (groin) is expected to come off the 15-day disabled list when eligible. Manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday, July 29, that Johnson will likely play in a minor-league rehab game or two.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:55:16 -0700
The New York Yankees have placed 3B Kelly Johnson (groin) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained groin and have recalled P Chris Leroux from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The team also designated P Bruce Billings for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Chase Headley likely will receive most of the playing time while Johnson is out of the lineup and should have value in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:19:00 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Kelly Johnson (groin) left the game Tuesday, July 22, against the Texas Rangers due to a groin injury. He was sent for an MRI.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:03:54 -0700
New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (knee) is not in the lineup Tuesday, July 8, but said his knee is feeling better. 1B Mark Teixeira is serving as designated hitter and INF Kelly Johnson is at first base.
Fantasy Tip: Beltran may be shut down through the All-Star break, so have alternatives at hand.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:33:46 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Yangervis Solarte is hitting .183 since May 15 and has started to lose playing time to 3B Kelly Johnson.
Fantasy Tip: Solarte was a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners through the first month and half of the season, but he is crashing back down to earth in a big way. The ride was good while it lasted, but it could be time to cut ties with Solarte
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:23:38 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Kelly Johnson (fingers) was not in the starting lineup Friday, June 20, because of bruised fingers, but manager Joe Girardi said Johnson could be available if needed.