Braves sign reliever Jim Johnson to one-year contract

Monday November 30th, 2015

The Atlanta Braves have signed righthanded reliever Jim Johnson to a one-year contract, the team announced Monday.

Johnson, 32, was previously signed by Atlanta ahead of the 2015 season, but was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in July.

In 72 total appearances in 2015, Johnson registered a 4.46 ERA with 50 strikeouts and 20 walks in 66 2/3 innings. He was left off the Dodgers’ postseason roster after a shaky finish to the regular season.

In 2014, Johnson began the season with the Oakland Athletics before being released in August, and later signing 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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A fifth round selection by the Orioles in the 2001 draft, Johnson was an All Star and the winner of the Rolaids Relief Man Award in 2012.

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