Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:32:19 -0800
Updating a previous report, the New York Yankees officially agreed to sign free-agent INF Kelly Johnson (Rays) to a one-year deal in the $3 million range pending a physical. He has been signed to play either second or third base. He will play third base if 3B Alex Rodriguez opens the season suspended, and second base if 2B Robinson Cano is not brought back.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 06:17:32 -0800
The New York Yankees are close to signing free-agent 2B Kelly Johnson (Rays) to a one-year deal worth close to $3 million.
Fantasy Tip: The team plans to use him in a utility role and as insurance in case they can't re-sign 2B Robinson Cano. This deal wouldn't eliminate them from bringing Cano back.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:13:34 -0800
The New York Yankees have contacted free-agent 2B Kelly Johnson (Rays) to express their interest.
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 12:24:18 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria (illness) was scratched from the lineup against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, Sept. 22, because of flu-like symptoms. He was replaced by INF Kelly Johnson at third base.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:28:14 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays INF Ryan Roberts has reportedly been scratched from a game at Triple-A Durham and is on his way to join the parent club. The Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin believes that the club must not have liked the way that SS Yunel Escobar (hamstring) looked and plans to put him on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Topkin is simply making an educated guess, but no reason to second-guess him. Ben Zobrist would probably play shortstop, allowing Kelly Johnson and Roberts to platoon at the keystone. Johnson may have some short-term value in mixed leagues if he hits.
Sat, 29 Jun 2013 13:56:51 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said INFs Kelly Johnson and Ryan Roberts are expected to platoon at third base until 3B Evan Longoria (foot) returns to action.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:17:25 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria (foot) has plantar fasciitis in his right foot and may serve as designated hitter throughout this weekend. He's doing so Friday, June 14.
Fantasy Tip: This is just something he'll have to play through, unless it really debilitates him. Sometimes this can affect play, depending on its severity. Keep an eye out, but you should start making plans just in case he needs an extended absence. Considering Longo's recent injury history, don't write it off. It'd probably be a mix of Kelly Johnson, who's starting Friday, and Ryan Roberts, among others, at the hot corner in his stead.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:02:15 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Kelly Johnson (back) is returning to the lineup Friday, June 7.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:58:49 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Kelly Johnson (back) sat out his second straight game with back problems Thursday, June 6, but manager Joe Maddon doesn't think Johnson's injury will linger. Johnson was available to pinch hit.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:23:36 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Kelly Johnson (back) was scratched from the lineup with back tightness Wednesday, June 5.