FILE - In this March 30, 2015, file photo, Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jim Johnson throws during the fifth inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla. Reliever Jim Johnson is returning to the Atlanta
Carlos Osorio, File
November 30, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) Reliever Jim Johnson is returning to the Atlanta Braves, agreeing to a $2.5 million, one-year contract.

The Braves announced the deal Monday, bolstering a bullpen that didn't have anyone with double-figure saves last season.

Johnson saved nine games for the Braves before he was dealt to the Dodgers at the trade deadline. After posting a 2.25 ERA in 49 games with Atlanta, the right-hander was 0-3 with a 10.13 ERA in 23 games with the Dodgers.

Johnson could have a shot at being the Braves' closer or serving as a setup reliever for Arodys Vizcaino, who had nine saves and a 1.60 ERA in 36 games after taking over the role.

Johnson's can earn $350,000 in performance bonuses based on games pitched: $70,000 each for 40 and each additional five through 60. He also can make $900,000 based on games finished: $75,000 each for 25, 30, 35 and 40; and $150,000 apiece for 45, 50, 55 and 60.

He earned $1.85 million this year, including $250,000 in bonuses based on games.

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