Though the Rays did not confirm the Monday report that they'd signed infielder Kelly Johnson, he did.

"I'm excited to be part of it," Johnson told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. "It's always a good team. They're fun to watch. They're the type of team when you're on the other side you don't like playing them. I'm pumped."

Johnson has some power but over the last two seasons his batting average has been .227.

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