Braves sign veteran reliever Jim Johnson to one-year deal

Wednesday December 3rd, 2014

The Atlanta Braves have signed veteran reliever Jim Johnson to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday

Johnson, 31, began last season with the Oakland Athletics before he was released in August. He later signed with the Detroit Tigers

Johnson led the majors in saves in 2012 and 2013 while with the Baltimore Orioles but also blew nine saves in 2013, including a streak of three straight in August. 

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The reliever was traded to the A's after the 2013 season, where he appeared in 38 games but only recorded two saves. He had a 7.14 ERA and 2.058 WHIP in 40.1 innings before he was released. He pitched 13 innings after signing with the Tigers and had a 6.92 ERA. 

The Braves also announced on Tuesday that they declined to tender a contract to reliever Kris Medlen

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