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)
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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