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Update: CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports that the Braves have agreed to terms with first baseman Freddie Freeman on a contract extension. Freeman had been eligible for arbitration.
Eight years and $125 million are the numbers being tossed about. When the contract runs out, if the eight years is accurate, Freeman will still be young enough to get another big deal (he'll be 31). Freeman, one of the best young hitters in the game, a string of .300-25-100 seasons could certainly be on the horizon for Freeman.ANALYST: Ray Flowers
Rougned Odor is a candidate to be demoted.
He's currently slashing .146/.263/.244 with a 21-percent strikeout rate and a 50-percent ground ball rate. There hasn't been a point at all where it even looked like he was going to work himself out of this slump, so the Rangers are going to have to take a hard look at what they have, which isn't much. If you've been saddled with him in AL-only play, we hope you've already found at least a viable placeholder. Analysis: Howard Bender