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Braves sign Freddie Freeman to 8-year contract

9:24 PM, Feb 4, 2014   |    comments
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (Getty Images)
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ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves announced Tuesday that they have agreed to terms with first baseman Freddie Freeman on an 8-year contract that will keep him in Atlanta through the 2021 season.

"Freddie has established himself as one of the best young talents in the game," said Braves Executive Vice President and General Manager Frank Wren. "We are excited to sign one of our own homegrown players to a contract that will keep him in a Braves uniform for the next eight seasons."

Freeman joined the Braves organization as the second pick in the 2007 draft, debuting in the Majors late in the 2010 season. he finished second in National League Rookie of the Year voting in 2011, when he batted .282 with 32 doubles, 21 homers and 76 RBIs in 157 games.

Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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