Braves closer Jim Johnson gets $10 million in 2-year deal


ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta Braves closer Jim Johnson is guaranteed $10 million under his new two-year contract.

The 33-year-old right-hander went 2-6 with a 3.06 ERA this year and 20 saves in 23 chances. He had been eligible for free agency.

Johnson gets a $1 million signing bonus and salaries of $4.5 million in each of the next two seasons. He can earn an additional $1.75 million annually in performance bonuses based on games finished: $250,000 for 30 and each additional five through 60.

His contract was announced on the final day of the regular season and was subject to a physical, which took place this week.


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