Jim Johnson

#53 RP / Atlanta Braves / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-6 Weight: 240 lb Age: 32 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Braves' Jim Johnson: Suffers loss Tuesday

      Johnson (0-2) received the loss Tuesday after giving up the only two runs that the Nationals scored in the game. Johnson came in to pitch the eighth inning when the game was still scoreless, and he was only able to get two outs before getting pulled from the game. Eric O'Flaherty actually gave up the double that scored the only two runs the Nationals scored in the game, but Johnson was charged with both. In the end, the former closer surrendered two earned runs through a hit and a walk.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Braves' Jim Johnson: Part of closer committee in Atlanta?

      Manager Fredi Gonzalez suggested Tuesday that he could use Johnson in a combination of closers with Jason Grilli (Achilles) and Arodys Vizcaino, at least initially, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "It will be probably the same situation (as last year)," Gonzalez said. "I can use all three. Mix-and-match. Absolutely." The team believes Grilli still has time to make Opening Day, but if Grilli's not available, Johnson and Vizcaino will likely split closer duties to begin the season. Gonzalez seems to be embracing a more contemporary view of the closer role. "I feel that way now," Gonzalez said, "that if the matchup comes up, say in the seventh inning there's two or three guys the scouting reports say can't hit high velocity, maybe we run Vizcaino against those guys. That might be the biggest inning." Johnson, who saved 101 games for Baltimore from 2012-13, struggled after a trade to Los Angeles last year but had a 2.25 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 49 appearances with the Braves.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Braves' Jim Johnson: Signs with Braves

      The Braves signed Johnson to a one-year contract Monday. Johnson opened last season as the Braves' top setup man and eventually took over closing duties from Jason Grilli following the latter's season-ending Achilles injury. However, Johnson's stint as a closer lasted less than a month before he was shipped to the Dodgers at the trade deadline. In the end, he made 72 appearances between the two organizations, posting 10 saves to go with a 2-6 record, 4.45 ERA, 1.455 WHIP, and 50:20 K:BB in 66.2 innings. Expect Johnson to challenge for the Braves' setup role yet again.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Dodgers pitcher Jim Johnson designated for assignment

      Pitcher Jim Johnson was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Wednesday. As was the case with Mat Latos, Johnson's time in Los Angeles was nothing short of disastrous, as he allowed a whopping 21 earned runs on 32 hits in just 18.2 innings after coming over from Atlanta at the deadline. He was much better with the Braves, earning 20 holds and nine saves while only blowing four chances, but the 32-year-old will likely have to settle for another one-year deal, if he even receives a major-league offer.

    • 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.