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Freddie Freeman signs with Dodgers: Ex-Braves star gets six-year, $162 million deal in L.A., per report

Freddie Freeman signs with Dodgers: Ex-Braves star gets six-year, $162 million deal in L.A., per report

Free-agent first baseman and Orange County native Freddie Freeman has agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Dodgers on a six-year contract worth $162 million, report Jeff Passan and Kylie McDaniel of ESPN. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi was the first to report that the two sides were closing in on a deal late Wednesday night.

Freeman, 32 years old, initially seemed like a lock to return to the Atlanta Braves following last fall’s World Series victory. The two sides were unable to reach an agreement prior to the lockout, however, with Freeman desiring more years than the Braves would give. When the Braves acquired Matt Olson from the Athletics on Monday, it sealed Freeman’s fate. Freeman said goodbye to the Braves and their fans in an Instagram post on Wednesday. 

In his negotiations with the Braves, the inclusion of a sixth contract year was said to be the sticking point. Freeman in the end got that sixth year from…

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