|Oct. 2 12:05 PM PT1:05 PM MT2:05 PM CT3:05 PM ET15:05 ET19:05 GMT3:05 12:05 PM MST2:05 PM EST2:35 PM VEN23:05 UAE2:05 PM CT-Johnson and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a two-year contract through the 2018 season.
Analysis: The 33-year-old right-hander had been eligible for free agency. The deal was announced Sunday, the final day of the Braves' season. Johnson provides a stabilizing influence on the young bullpen, and the team was eager to keep him around as it prepares to move to a new stadium in 2017. Johnson is 2-6 with a 3.11 ERA with 19 saves in 22 chances.
|Aug. 9 7:24 AM PT8:24 AM MT9:24 AM CT10:24 AM ET10:24 ET14:24 GMT22:24 7:24 AM MST9:24 AM EST9:54 AM VEN18:24 UAE9:24 AM CT-Johnson struck out two during a scoreless 12th inning in Monday's win at Milwaukee to notch his ninth save.
Analysis: Johnson has filled in nicely for the injured Arodys Vizcaino, having yielded just two hits through eight scoreless innings over his past eight appearances. He's registered seven saves over that span.
|July 20 9:01 AM PT10:01 AM MT11:01 AM CT12:01 PM ET12:01 ET16:01 GMT0:01 9:01 AM MST11:01 AM EST11:31 AM VEN20:01 UAE11:01 AM CT-Johnson blew a save opportunity Tuesday in Cincinnati by allowing two runs and four hits while recording just two outs in the ninth inning.
Analysis: Johnson is receiving the first crack as the fill-in closer with Arodys Vizcaino sidelined, but this performance is further evidence he's nothing more than a desperation play for owners seeking saves.
|July 16 3:52 PM PT4:52 PM MT5:52 PM CT6:52 PM ET18:52 ET22:52 GMT6:52 3:52 PM MST5:52 PM EST6:22 PM VEN2:52 UAE (+1)5:52 PM CT-Interim Braves manager Brian Snitker has indicated that Johnson will get the first chance to be the Braves' new closer with Arodys Vizcaino having landed on the DL.
Analysis: Johnson saved 101 games for the Orioles from 2012-13. He's 1-4 with a 4.06 ERA in 31 appearances this season and recorded a save in his most recent one July 10.
|May 10 12:56 PM PT1:56 PM MT2:56 PM CT3:56 PM ET15:56 ET19:56 GMT3:56 12:56 PM MST2:56 PM EST3:26 PM VEN23:56 UAE2:56 PM CT-The Braves activated Johnson from the DL on Friday.
Analysis: The former All-Star closer is 0-4 with a 7.90 ERA in 15 appearances.