Rays second baseman Kelly Johnson homered in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday night in the nightcap of a doubleheader in Boston. Johnson's 11th homer tied the score at one.
Boston won the game with a walk-off homer by Jonny Gomes in the bottom of the ninth.
Johnson finished 2 for 3 with a single and is batting .252 on the year. He's gone 3 for 6 in his last two games but just 3 for 15 in his last...
Rays utility man Kelly Johnson is back at third base for the second straight game.
Johnson played third for the first time in the majors Thursday, and the Rays were apparently happy with his defense. He'll start there again while Evan Longoria is at DH. Johnson is hitting .254/.323/.466 in 193 at-bats this year.
Rays utility man Kelly Johnson will play third for the first time in his major-league career Thursday.
Johnson was seen taking groundballs at third prior to the game, and he was listed as in the lineup at the postion later. Johnson will bat third while Evan Longoria plays DH. Johnson is hitting .257/.319/.471 in 191 at-bats this year.
Rays second baseman/outfielder Kelly Johnson was taking grounders at third before Thursday's game, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Johnson has never played third base in any of his eight major-league seasons. Johnson is experiencing a resurgence at the plate this year, hitting .257/.319/.471 in 191 at-bats. He's played first, second and outfield over his career.