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Kelly Johnson on track to be activated on Thursday

Aug 2, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT

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Red Sox utilityman Kelly Johnson will play in a pair of rehab games on Tuesday and Wednesday, putting him on track to be activated and potentially make his debut with his new team on Thursday, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. Johnson has been sidelined since July 23 with a strained left groin.

At the trade deadline, the Red Sox swapped infielder Stephen Drew for Johnson in a trade with the rival Yankees. Johnson, 32, did a little bit of everything for the Yankees and is expected to serve in a utility role for the Red Sox as well. In 227 plate appearances in pinstripes, Johnson posted a .219/.304/.373 slash line with six home runs and 22 RBI.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Aug 2, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Preeeettty sure they can just go ahead and release him.

  2. cranbery - Aug 2, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    I like this guy………..used to be with the Braves.

  3. pisano - Aug 3, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    He’ll turn their season around, they’ll go from bad to worse.

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