The Atlanta Braves have signed first baseman Freddie Freeman to an eight-year extension.
Freeman, 24, earned his first All-Star selection a season ago. He will earn $135 million over the course of the deal according to multiple sources.
The Braves deal with Freeman is the largest in franchise history. Freeman will earn an average of $16.875 million over the next eight years.
It’s been an interesting week for Freeman who found himself stranded on the highway in Atlanta.
— Freddie Freeman (@FreddieFreeman5) January 29, 2014
Freeman is coming off a career season that saw him hit .319/.396/.501 with 23 home runs and 109 RBI. His bat will be a fixture in the Braves lineup for years to come.