Kelly Johnson 1B/2B.. NYY 6 Months

According to Bryan Hoch of, Kelly Johnson is a candidate to serve as the Yankees starting third baseman in 2014.

The veteran infielder could win the job outright in the spring, or more likely form half of a platoon where Johnson would be counted on to mash against right-handed pitching. The Yankees are content filling their void at the hot corner with in-house options, with Scott Sizemore and Eduardo Nunez also in the mix.

Kelly Johnson 1B/2B.. NYY 8 Months

Yankees signed 2B Kelly Johnson to a one-year, $3 million contract.

This move that was agreed upon earlier in the week looks much more interesting after Robinson Cano's departure. While the Yankees are surely still in the market for an upgrade at second base, Johnson becomes a very interesting fantasy commodity if he's staring at 500 at-bats in the friendly confines of Yankee Stadium.

Kelly Johnson 1B/2B.. NYY 8 Months

The Yankees and Kelly Johnson have agreed upon a one-year, $3 million deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Johnson will likely play all over the diamond in New York after playing second base, third base and outfield with the Rays this past season. The 31-year-old hit .235/.305/.410 in 366 at-bats in 2013.

Kelly Johnson 1B/2B.. NYY 8 Months

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that Kelly Johnson's one-year deal with the Yankees could be worth between $3-4 million.

Joel Sherman of the New York post reported Tuesday night that the two sides were close on a one-year deal worth between $2.75-3 million, but the salary could actually be slightly higher. Johnson would give the Yankees some insurance for Robinson Cano, but ideally he would function as a super utility player.

Kelly Johnson 1B/2B.. NYY 8 Months

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees are close to signing Kelly Johnson to a one-year contract worth $2.75-3 million.

Sherman says the Yankees plan to use Johnson all over as a utility man, but he also represents an option at second base should Robinson Cano not return. Johnson batted .235/.305/.410 while slugging 16 home runs over just 366 at-bats for the Rays this past season while starting games at four different positions plus the DH spot.

Kelly Johnson 1B/2B.. NYY 8 Months

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees have contacted free agent Kelly Johnson.

Rosenthal writes that the Yankees are viewing him as an insurance policy with Alex Rodriguez's suspension pending and Robinson Cano on the free agent market. The 31-year-old batted .235/.305/.410 with 16 home runs and 52 RBI over 118 games with the Rays this season while making starts at first base, second base, third base, and left field.

Kelly Johnson 1B/2B.. NYY 10 Months

Kelly Johnson is serving as the Rays' DH in Tuesday night's ALDS Game 4 against the Red Sox.

It'll be the first start of this best-of-five series for Johnson. Delmon Young and Matt Joyce are on the bench. The full Tampa Bay lineup for Game 4: David DeJesus LF, Wil Myers RF, James Loney 1B, Evan Longoria 3B, Ben Zobrist 2B, Desmond Jennings CF, Kelly Johnson DH, Yunel Escobar SS, Jose Lobaton C. Jeremy Hellickson is on the hill.

Kelly Johnson 1B/2B.. NYY 12 Months

Kelly Johnson delivered an RBI single in Saturday's win over the Yankees.

His sixth-inning single off Ivan Nova was the only offense that Chris Archer would need. After struggling through June, Johnson is hitting .327 (15-for-49) with four home runs, two doubles, and eight RBI in 15 games this month. The 31-year-old is notoriously streaky, so enjoy it while it lasts in fantasy leagues.

Kelly Johnson 1B/2B.. NYY Jul 21 '13

Kelly Johnson went 3-for-4 with a double and a homer in a 4-3 victory against Toronto on Sunday.

He's gone 8-for-12 (.666) with two homers and five runs scored over his last three games, raising his batting average from .236 to .256. Johnson's OPS now sits at .801. He is on pace for 25 homers and 75 RBI.

Kelly Johnson 1B/2B.. NYY Jul 14 '13

Kelly Johnson went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a 5-0 victory against Houston on Sunday.

Johnson has been highly inconsistent this year, posting a .719 OPS in April, 1.022 in May and .399 in June. He's broken free from his horrific slump of last month, going 10-for-32 (.312) in July. Johnson is on pace for 22 homers and 74 RBI.