("Thanks for the at-bats, guy." Courtesy of Getty Images)
When the offseason ended and the Yankee roster started to take shape over ST, it looked like Kelly Johnson was going to be an important piece. He could play a lot of positions, he could play the infield ones well, he had left-handed power. He was like Joe's "Draw 4" Wild card in Uno that he could use at any time in any situation. Then Yangervis Solarte came out hitting like a maniac and Brian Roberts' switch-hitting body managed to stay healthy enough to play and suddenly KJ was the odd man out, getting his only playing time when Teix was hurt and he had to play out of position at first.
Now Solarte is really slumping at the plate, Roberts' body is banged up, and Johnson finds himself back in his regular position getting regular playing time. He's been a fixture in the bottom of the batting the last few games and could finally be starting to settle into the role he should have been playing all along.