• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Dodgers RP Jim Johnson gives up run in return to team Sunday

    Dodgers reliever Jim Johnson allowed one earned run in a one-inning appearance in Sunday's loss to the Rockies. Johnson had been away from the team for a few days following the birth of his child, but he should be back with the squad for the rest of the campaign. He will continue pitching in middle relief.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Dodgers RP Jim Johnson leaves team for birth of child

    Dodgers reliever Jim Johnson will leave the team for a few days for the birth of his child, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports. Johnson was getting the ball in low-leverage situations so this should have a minimal effect in fantasy leagues over the next couple days.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Dodgers snag strong starters in deal with Marlins, Braves

    The Dodgers have snagged several veterans in a just-completed three-way trade filled with prospects, per Yahoo Sports. They receive starting pitchers Alex Wood and Bronson Arroyo and relievers Luis Avilan and Jim Johnson, as well as minor league utility infielder Jose Peraza from the Braves. They also get first baseman Michael Morse and starting pitcher Mat Latos from the Marlins. The Dodgers sent several prospects to both teams. First baseman Hector Olivera, lefty Paco Rodriguez and starting pitcher Zachary Bird head to Atlanta while pitchers Victor Araujo and Angel Guzman go to Miami. The keys are Wood and Latos, who will likely immediately join the Los Angeles rotation, as well as Johnson, who has been used as the Atlanta closer. The 24-year-old Wood hasn't performed as well this season as he did in 2014, but he is 7-6 with a 3.54 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 119 1/3 innings. Latos is 4-7 with a 4.48 ERA, but has come on strong. He has allowed just six earned runs in his last 26 innings pitched. Johnson has nine saves, but will almost certainly be used behind Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Report: Dodgers, Marlins, Braves working on three-team deal

    The Braves, Dodgers and Marlins are in the working stages of a three-team, nine-player deal. According to reports, the Braves are expected to send top prospect Jose Peraza , left-hander Alex Wood and relievers Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan to the Dodgers. In return, the Braves would receive prospect Hector Olivera , lefty reliever Paco Rodriguez and minor-league pitcher Zach Bird from the Dodgers, and a 2016 draft pick from the Marlins. The Marlins are also sending right-hander Mat Latos and first baseman Michael Morse to the Dodgers in exchange for three minor-league pitchers--right-handers Jeff Brigham, Victor Araujo and Kevin Guzman. None of the three teams have officially announced the deal as of yet.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Braves closer Jim Johnson blows save in agonizing defeat

    Braves closer Jim Johnson was no closer Monday night against Baltimore. He was an enabler. Johnson allowed the Orioles to tie the game in the ninth after his teammates had finally scratched across the only run of the game in the top of the inning. Successive singles to start the frame were followed by a sacrifice fly by J.J. Hardy that extended a game that Baltimore eventually won. The right-hander had been lights-out most of the year, but has given up a run in two of his last four appearances.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Jim Johnson saves ninth for Braves

    Braves reliever Jim Johnson earned his ninth save of the year, Sunday against St. Louis. Johnson allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth to protect a one-run lead. Johnson converted his sixth straight save opportunity and recorded a save in his third straight appearance.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Braves RP Jim Johnson gets save No. 8 on Tuesday

    Braves reliever Jim Johnson recorded his eighth save of the year, protecting a 4-3 win over the Dodgers on Tuesday. Johnson worked a perfect ninth inning, needing just 10 pitches to retire the side in order.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Braves RP Jim Johnson picks up seventh win of the season

    Braves relief pitcher Jim Johnson managed to close out a shaky ninth inning to earn his seventh save of the season on Monday. Despite allowing three hits and a run in the ninth, Johnson got out of trouble and helped his team seal a 7-5 win over the Dodgers. Johnson now has a 2.20 ERA with 32 strikeouts and 14 walks in 45 innings this season.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Braves RP Jim Johnson records sixth save on Friday

    Braves reliever Jim Johnson picked up his sixth save of the season in the 4-2 win over the Cubs on Friday. Johnson struck out a batter in a perfect ninth inning, preserving the victory. Johnson recorded his first save since closer Jason Grilli was lost for the year with a ruptured Achilles. Johnson figures to get the bulk of the save chances moving foward, unless the Braves make any changes in the bullpen.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Uribe, Maybin among Braves players still available in trade

    The Braves remain sellers despite having a decent first half, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Atlanta enters the second half with a 42-47 record and seven games out of first place in the NL East. Juan Uribe, Cameron Maybin, Jim Johnson and Chris Johnson remain available in trades, according to Heyman.