NEWS BRIEF: Braves lose Freddie Freeman, gain Matt Olson

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Atlanta Braves Exchange Freddie Freeman for Matt Olson

Former Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has signed a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers said to be worth $162 million.The 32-year-old had been expected to stay with the Braves following its World Series triumph but reportedly the two sides could not agree on terms.

Meanwhile, the Braves acquired Matt Olson from the Oakland Athletics this week with a $168 million contract running through the 2029 season. cbssports.com