An Atlanta Braves institution is on the move. At least he got a ring on the way out.
Longtime Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has agreed to a six-year, $162 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night, according to ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel and Jeff Passan.
The deal will end a 12-year tenure in Atlanta for Freeman, who capped his time there by winning the franchise’s first World Series title since 1995. During his time in Atlanta, the 32-year-old Freeman also earned five All-Star nods, three Silver Sluggers, a Gold Glove and the 2020 NL MVP award.
In 2021, Freeman finished the regular season with a .300/.393/.503 slash line, 31 home runs, eight stolen bases and a league-best 120 runs, then hit .304/.420/.625 with five homers in the postseason.
While aging first basemen don’t typically see strong interest in free agency, Freeman’s consistency at the plate was clearly enough to convince some of baseball’s biggest spenders to kick the tires. The Braves were clearly…