Person familiar with talks: Braves, 1st baseman Freddie Freeman agree to 8-year deal

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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2013, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman heads to first base after drawing a walk in the second inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Atlanta. A person familiar with the talks says the Atlanta Braves have reached an agreement on an eight-year deal with Freeman that will be worth about $125 million. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, because the Braves haven't announced the deal, which is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

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Heyward is eligible for free agency after the 2015 season. He had asked for a raise from $3.65 million to $5.5 million in arbitration and had been offered $5.2 million.

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