Kelly Johnson

#55 LF / N.Y. Mets Mets / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 195 lb Age: 33 College: No College Bats/Throws L/R

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      Mets' Kelly Johnson: Not in lineup for Game 2

      Johnson is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the World Series. Johnson registered just one at-bat in Game 1 before giving way to Michael Cuddyer who promptly struck out all three times he stepped to the plate. It's likely the 33-year-old will make a pinch-hit appearance at some point during the contest, but daily players shouldn't expect the veteran to register many at-bats in Game 2.

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      Mets' Kelly Johnson: Will serve as DH on Tuesday

      Johnson will take on DH duties for the Mets in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday at Kansas City, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. Johnson has fared well in his career against the Royals' Game 1 starter, Edinson Volquez, posting a .286 batting average, one double, two RBI, and three walks. The appointment by manager Terry Collins will likely only last one game, as left-handed hitters (this includes Johnson) put together a miserable .215 average against Game 2 starter Johnny Cueto this season.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Mets' Kelly Johnson belts game-tying home run on Thursday

      Mets second baseman Kelly Johnson had one hit in six at-bats on Thursday against the Phillies, but it was a key hit. Johnson launched a game-tying, solo home run in the fifth inning, knotting the score up at 5-5. The Mets would go on to win the game 9-5 in 13 innings. The home run was Johnson's third since coming over in a trade at the end of July. He has been mired in a bit of a slump recently, as he was 6 for his last 24 coming into play on Thursday.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Kelly Johnson goes 2 for 6, homers in Mets debut on Saturday

      Playing in his first game with the Mets, Kelly Johnson went 2 for 6 with a solo home run in the 15-2 thrashing of the Dodgers on Saturday. Johnson started at second base and hit cleanup in his Mets debut, and he belted his ninth home run in the fifth inning. He also singled and scored earlier in the game as part of an impressive start with his new club. Johnson has been hitting the ball well lately, batting .324 with three home runs over his past 10 games.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Mets acquire Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson in four-player deal with Braves

      The Mets and Braves have finalized a deal on Friday, CBS Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. The Braves will send infielder Juan Uribe and infielder/outfielder Kelly Johnson to the Mets. In exchange, the Mets will part with minor league right-handers John Gant and Rob Whalen. The Mets have been said to be looking for offensive help, and with third baseman David Wright out for the foreseeable future, Uribe could make for a decent stopgap at the hotcorner. Uribe, who was already dealt once this season, is batting .272 with eight home runs this season. He plays a steady defense and could be moved around the diamond if Wright returns. Johnson, meanwhile, has experience in left field where the Mets also have a rather large need, though they did just recall outfield prospect Michael Conforto on Friday. Johnson is hitting .275 with nine homers on the year. Both sluggers are scheduled to be free agents this offseason. Gant is a 22-year-old originally from Savannah, Georgia. He was a 21st-round draft pick by the Mets in 2011. The youngster owns a 3.52 ERA between Class A and Double-A this season. Whalen, 21, was drafted in the 12th round of the 2012 draft. He is 4-5 with a 3.36 ERA while pitching with Class A St. Lucie this year.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Braves' Kelly Johnson returns to lineup for Wednesday matinee

      Kelly Johnson is back at first base and batting third in the lineup for the Braves' series-finale with the Dodgers on Wednesday. Johnson had missed the last two games dealing with flu-like symptoms. Johnson is 5 for 16 with a home run and five RBI over his last six ballgames.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Braves' Kelly Johnson (illness) unable to start on Tuesday

      Braves first baseman Kelly Johnson remains out of the starting lineup on Tuesday due to flu-like symptoms. Johnson was unable to play on Monday due to the illness, and he'll be sidelined at least one more game. Chris Johnson will handle first base on Tuesday against the Dodgers.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Braves' Joey Terdoslavich gets start at first base for ailing Kelly Johnson

      Braves first baseman Joey Terdoslavich gets his fifth start of the season in Monday's game. Terdoslavich replaces Kelly Johnson, who has flu-like symptoms, per Terdoslavich hasn't started at first base since June 30. He'll bat sixth in the lineup.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Braves' Kelly Johnson belts three-run home run in loss on Friday

      Braves first baseman Kelly Johnson had a nice night at the plate on Friday, going 2 for 4, including his ninth home run of the season. It wasn't enough, however, as the Braves would drop this one to the Rockies, 5-3. Johnson's big hit was a three-run home run in the sixth inning to put the Braves on the board. Johnson has been the primary replacement for regular first baseman Freddie Freeman, who is on the DL with a wrist injury. In the 15 games since Freeman went down, Johnson is hitting .326 with three home runs and 11 RBI.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Braves 1B Kelly Johnson taters in loss to Brewers

      Braves first baseman Kelly Johnson went up there hacking Wednesday against the host Brewers. He saw just nine pitches in four at-bats. The result was three outs and a home run that traveled over the right-field fence 400 feet from home plate. His second blast in three games gave him five hits in his last 15 at-bats and strengthened his slugging percentage to .443.

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