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Jim Johnson signs 1-year deal with Braves

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LOS ANGELES -- Former Dodgers relief pitcher Jim Johnson returns to the site of his greatest success of the last two seasons, signing a one-year contract with the Braves, the team announced on Monday.

The right-hander will earn $2.5 million in 2016, per Mark Bowman of, after making $1.6 million in 2015

Johnson, who turns 33 in June, put up a 2.25 ERA and 3.24 FIP in 49 appearances with the Braves last year, including allowing just two home runs in 48 innings. He was acquired by the Dodgers on July 30, and proceeded to post a 10.13 ERA and 5.01 FIP, with three home runs allowed in 18⅔ innings.

Johnson was left off the playoff roster, then released on Oct. 14 to make room on the 40-man roster for waiver claim Brooks Brown.

Atlanta was the one place Johnson shined in 2014-2015. After a solid career in Baltimore, inncluding saving 101 games in 2012-2013 combined, Johnson put up a 7.09 ERA and 5.08 FIP between the A's and Tigers in 2014, after posting a 3.11 ERA and 3.55 FIP in 360 games with the Orioles.