Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 2 weeks ago

Johnson (oblique) has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right oblique strain, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Johnson exited Wednesday's game after tweaking his oblique in his first at-bat. The Braves have recalled outfielder Todd Cunningham from Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding move.

Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 2 weeks ago

Johnson was removed from Wednesday's game due to a right oblique strain.

Johnson appeared to tweak something in his lower back/side during his first at-bat of the day, and the team has now confirmed an oblique strain. These types of injuries vary greatly in severity, so consider the utility player day-to-day until further notice. The Braves have a day off Thursday, and will open a three-game set with the Marlins on Friday.

Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 2 weeks ago

Johnson was removed from Wednesday's game in the first inning with what appears, at first glance, to be a back injury, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Johnson appeared to have tweaked his back when coming around on a swing in his first at-bat of the day. He'll be examined by team trainers, and should be considered day-to-day moving forward. Jonny Gomes will replace him in Wednesday's lineup.

Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 3 weeks ago

Johnson is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Nationals.

Johnson started 11 of the last 12 games, as the Braves haven't faced a lefty in more than two weeks. He's not going to get many at-bats against southpaws and should still be viewed as a platoon player. Jonny Gomes will start in left field Friday night, with the Braves facing Washington's Gio Gonzalez.

Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 3 weeks ago

Johnson is not in the lineup Monday against the Phillies.

Johnson has largely taken over the everyday duties in left field for the Braves thus far, but he'll receive a day off Monday. Jonny Gomes will start in left field in his place, batting fifth.

Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 4 weeks ago

Johnson was 1-for-4 with a go-ahead home run as the Braves defeated Cincinnati Friday night.

Johnson has been garnering regular time in left field, and offers multiple position eligibility. He's seeing the ball well right now and has four long ones to go along with 11 RBI while hitting in the middle of the lineup. He generally sits against most lefty starters, but he has enough pop to potentially help fantasy teams in deeper leagues.

Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 4 weeks ago

Johnson will bat cleanup Thursday against the Reds.

With A.J. Pierzynski getting a night off, Johnson will move to the No. 4 spot in the batting order. Johnson is set to make his fourth straight start in left field and his sixth straight start overall. He's been hot of late, going 7-for-18 with two doubles and a homer in his last five games, but Johnson will likely continue to sit against all opposing lefties.

Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 1 month ago

Johnson had a big day at the dish Monday, going 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.

Johnson has now started three straight games, collecting five hits and driving in five runs in that span. Johnson is now hitting .263 while seeing time at second base, third base, and both corner outfield spots.

Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 1 month ago

Johnson hit fourth in the order for the Braves on Sunday, going 1-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored and a walk.

The Braves have reshuffled their order a bit recently, and with a real lack of offensive punch on the roster, Johnson could feasibly see more at-bats in the middle of the lineup. He is hitting just .206 with four RBI on the season, but Johnson has shown the ability to hit for power in the past and his fantasy value would receive a boost if he sticks in his new spot.

Kelly Johnson 1B/3B/LF ATL 1 month ago

Johnson got the start in right field on Saturday, going 1-for-4 with a solo home run off Jays closer Miguel Castro to send the game into extra innings.

It was Johnson's second home run of the season. He's already added outfield eligibility to his CV in leagues with a five-game threshold, and is becoming a semi-regular part of the Braves' rag-tag lineup. Despite his limited upside, he could be worth an add in deeper formats.