Braves, Freeman agree to 8-year deal

The Sports NetworkFebruary 4, 2014 

Atlanta, GA ( - The Atlanta Braves and first baseman Freddie Freeman have agreed to terms on a new eight-year contract.

The pact aims to keep the 24-year-old with the franchise through the 2021 season.

No financial terms were disclosed by the club, but the Journal Constitution reported Tuesday that it is worth $135 million -- the largest in club history.

Freeman participated in 147 games last season for the NL East champions, hitting .a career-best .319 while tying a career best with 23 home runs and setting a new personal high of 109 RBI.

A second-round pick by Atlanta in the 2007 amateur draft, Freeman has accumulated 68 homers, 93 doubles, 250 runs scored and knocked in 280 runs while batting .285 over 471 career appearances for the franchise over the last four seasons.

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