Freddie Freeman (image courtesy of USA Today Sports)
ATLANTA (AP) - Freddie Freeman says he won't try to do anything differently to prove he was deserving of the biggest contract in Atlanta Braves' history.
Freeman said Wednesday his $135 million, eight-year deal shows he should simply continue on his current path to becoming one of the best first basemen.
The agreement covers three arbitration-eligible seasons for the 24-year-old and five years in which he could have become a free agent.
Freeman called the deal "truly an honor" and "humbling" as he spoke at a news conference Wednesday with general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez.
Freeman says Wren told him he be should "be the player that I already am."
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