The most important prize of the abbreviated MLB offseason reportedly has yet one more potential suitor.
Freeman’s present employer — the Atlanta Braves — seemingly exited the race to re-sign their famous person once they traded for All-Star first baseman Matt Olson on Monday. It was reported final Friday that Freeman was anticipated to make his free-agency choice throughout the subsequent 24 hours, however that did not come to fruition.
The 32-year-old hit 31 house runs and produced 83 RBIs in 2021, whereas recording a .300/.393/.503 slash line as nicely. Over his 12 years within the league, Freeman has collected 271 house runs, 941 RBIs, 969 runs scored, 1,704 hits and 376 doubles, whereas producing a .295/.384/.509 slash line.
The career-long Braves first baseman has been an All-Star 5 instances — together with three of the previous 4 seasons — has received three Silver Slugger awards, one Gold Glove and earned the 2020 NL MVP. Freeman helped lead Atlanta to their first World Collection title in 26 years in the course of the 2021 marketing campaign.