Yankees sign utility man Johnson to one-year deal

Updated: December 6, 2013

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – On the same day the New York Yankees lost
out on the Robinson Cano sweepstakes, the Bronx Bombers inked utility man
Kelly Johnson to a one-year deal.

Last season as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays, Johnson hit .235 with 16 homers
and 52 RBIs in 118 games.

With third baseman Alex Rodriguez facing a suspension and second baseman Cano
bolting to the Pacific Northwest and signing with Seattle, Johnson offers the
Yankees help at both positions entering 2014.

The eight-year veteran owns a career .253 batting average with 124 homers and
442 RBIs with Atlanta, Arizona, Toronto, and the Rays.