Posted February 04, 2014

Report: Freddie Freeman agrees to extension with Braves

MLB
Freddie Freeman (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Freddie Freeman hit a career-high .319 last season with 23 homers and 109 RBIs. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The Braves were busy on Tuesday.

After agreeing to a two-year deal with right fielder Jason Heyward, Atlanta signed first baseman Freddie Freeman to an extension that could be for up to eight years and $125 million, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports 1.

The 24-year-old had a career year last season, posting career highs in batting average (.319), OPS (.897) and RBIs (109), and tied his career high with 23 home runs. He also hit .443 with runners in scoring position, which was second in the league to the Cardinals’ Allen Craig (.454).

Freeman has hit at least 21 home runs in each of his first three full seasons in the majors.

SI WIRE: MLB, players association discuss stiffer PED penalties


0 comments