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‘This team’s gonna be unbelievable’

'This team's gonna be unbelievable'

Freddie Freeman celebrates his two-run home run for the Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of the 2021 National League Championship Series against the Dodgers. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

Clayton Kershaw and Justin Turner found out on Twitter. Austin Barnes first saw the news on Instagram.

AJ Pollock was alerted by his childhood friends, texting him to find out if the reports were true. And Max Muncy was told by his wife, Kellie, who relayed the information from her phone Wednesday night while they watched TV.

“We just signed Freddie,” she said.

Muncy responded in delight.

“I was like all right, here we go.”

It was an attitude abound in the Dodgers clubhouse on Thursday morning, as players gathered for the first time since news broke the night before that Freddie Freeman is joining the team on a six-year, $162-million contract.

There was excitement over adding a superstar of Freeman’s caliber, the fourth former MVP now on the Dodgers roster. There was anticipation for the potency…

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