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Braves sign Jim Johnson

After posting 101 saves over the previous two seasons, Jim Johnson had only two with Oakland and Detroit during the 2014 season. Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Free-agent relief pitcher Jim Johnson, who racked up 101 saves over the 2012-13 seasons, has signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves, it was announced Wednesday.

The Braves will pay Johnson a base salary of $1.6 million with the potential for him to earn an additional $900,000 in performance bonuses, a source told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.

Johnson, an All-Star with the Baltimore Orioles in 2012, struggled last season with both the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers.

He posted a 7.14 ERA in 38 appearances for the A's and managed only two saves before being released on Aug. 1. He signed with Detroit five days later and appeared in 16 games, going 1-0 with a 6.92 ERA.