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Angels | Jim Johnson acquired by Angels

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:35:47 -0800

Atlanta Braves RHP Jim Johnson was acquired by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for LHP Justin Kelly Thursday, Nov. 30.

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Braves | Atlanta trades Jim Johnson to Angels

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:33:22 -0800

Atlanta Braves RHP Jim Johnson was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for LHP Justin Kelly Thursday, Nov. 30.

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Braves | Jim Johnson signs two-year deal

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 06:17:45 -0700

The Atlanta Braves have signed RP Jim Johnson to a two-year, $10 million contract. The deal includes a $1 million signing bonus and salaries of $4.5 million over each of the next two seasons. Johnson had been eligible to file for free agency after the World Series.

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Braves | Jim Johnson picks up a save

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:52:47 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jim Johnson worked a 1-2-3 ninth, striking out one, to secure the save against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, July 26.

Fantasy Tip: With Arodys Vizcaino (oblique) on the DL, the Braves have turned to Johnson in the ninth where he's 2-for-4 this month. The veteran has fringe value in that role for anyone desperate for saves, but if he's traded before the deadline he'll almost certainly move into a setup role with any new club. Caveat emptor.

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Braves | Several Braves could be dealt

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:38:03 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jeff Francoeur, 2B Gordon Beckham and RP Jim Johnson, who are all pending free agents, are the prime focus of Atlanta's trade talks as the deadline nears. OFs Ender Inciarte and Nick Markakis are also involved, but there's less of a chance they'll be traded.

Fantasy Tip: Francoeur, Beckham and Johnson aren't likely to be anything more than depth for any team that acquires them in a trade this summer. Francoeur can be useful in NL-only and daily leagues in the right lefty matchups. Beckham contributes modestly across all categories for NL-only middle infield depth. Right now, Johnson is a candidate for saves in Atlanta with Arodys Vizcaino shelved, but he's already shown he's a shaky option there.

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Braves | Jim Johnson blows save in Cincinnati

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:46:14 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jim Johnson blew his third save of the season Tuesday, July 19, against the Cincinnati Reds. He wasn't able to make it out of the ninth inning, recording only two outs while surrendering two runs on four hits.

Fantasy Tip: This was Johnson's first save opportunity since closer Arodys Vizcaino landed on the disabled list, and it didn't exactly pan out he wanted. While the Braves ended up winning the game anyway, this could end up being costly for Johnson, who now owns a 4.59 ERA on the year. If this continues, Hunter Cervenka or Mauricio Cabrera could eventually challenge for save opportunities while Vizcaino is sidelined.

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Braves | Jim Johnson takes the loss

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 19:32:32 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jim Johnson took the loss against the Colorado Rockies Saturday, July 16, allowing one run on two hits in the ninth inning.

Fantasy Tip: The fact that Johnson was used in the top of the ninth in a tie game is a good indication that he will be used as the primary closer while Arodys Vizcaino is sidelined. Grab Johnson if you need saves.

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Braves | Jim Johnson to close for Atlanta

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 08:34:08 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jim Johnson will have the first chance at saves with RP Arodys Vizcaino (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list, according to interim manager Brian Snitker. Snitker could also use RP Mauricio Cabrera in the ninth inning. Johnson had 101 saves for the Baltimore Orioles in 2012 and 2013. Snitker said the Braves see Vizcaino as a long-term solution in the back end of the bullpen.

Fantasy Tip: Vizcaino was struggling mightily before his injury in the closing role, so this might be the best thing for his fantasy owners. Keep him stashed everywhere since he'll likely return to the role when ready. Johnson has the most experience and should be your first choice off the waiver wire, but Cabrera could snake a few opportunities and has the more electric stuff for the role.

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Braves | Elbow issue for Arodys Vizcaino

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 16:30:05 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) was not available Sunday, July 10, because of skin irritation on his right elbow. RP Jim Johnson earned the save against the Chicago White Sox, and interim manager Brian Snitker said he expects Vizcaino to be ready following the All-Star break.

Fantasy Tip: If you are desperate for saves, Johnson could be worth a speculative add just in case Vizcaino's elbow issue lingers longer than expected.

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Braves | Jim Johnson picks up save

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 20:39:57 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jim Johnson picked up his first save of the season in a 4-3 win over New York Mets Saturday, June 18.

Fantasy Tip: Aroyds Vizcaino didn't pitch in the game, and he was likely being given the night off after pitching in three straight games. Johnson doesn't need to be owned in fantasy leagues.

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