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Freddie Freeman, one of free agency’s biggest prizes, agrees to Dodgers deal

Freddie Freeman, one of free agency's biggest prizes, agrees to Dodgers deal

It lurked in the background throughout Major League Baseball’s three-month lockout.

Freddie Freeman’s reported frustration with the Atlanta Braves. His seemingly natural fit in the middle of the Dodgers’ lineup. And the possibility that, whenever baseball came back, he could come to Los Angeles in one of the biggest splashes of the offseason.

On Wednesday, it all came to fruition, with Freeman agreeing to terms on a deal with the Dodgers, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The contract, which is reportedly worth six years and $162 million, is the culmination of a once-quiet offseason for the team that is finishing with a seismic bang, giving the Dodgers four former MVPs on their roster.

It was only last October that Freeman was opposite the Dodgers, one of the driving forces behind a Braves team that knocked off the Dodgers in six games in the National League Championship Series en route to a World Series championship. Though Freeman is originally from Orange…

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