Feel the excitement:
The #Braves have signed free-agent RHP Jim Johnson to a one-year Major League contract.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) December 3, 2014
Johnson, of course, had back-to-back seasons with 50 saves in 2012 and 2013. 2014 was a total train wreck, however, as he posted a grisly 7.09 ERA in 21 appearances between Oakland and Detroit. You have to assume he had some sort of physical breakdown and/or the expiration of his Faustian Bargain, leading to his cratering last season.
Jon Heyman reports that Johnson’s base salary will be $1.6MM and that he can earn up to $900K in incentives.