Freeman was the Braves' best offensive performer in 2013 and looks to keep improving as he enters his prime.

The Atlanta Braves and first baseman Freddie Freeman have agreed to a multi-year deal, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports first reported a deal was close.

The new deal will reportedly not just buy out Freeman's arbitration years, but will sign him several years into free agency. According to Morosi, the contract could be "as much as $125 million over eight years." Freeman was in just his first year of arbitration and had been set for a hearing on Feb. 11.

Freeman had filed for $5.75 million while the Braves were offering $4.5 million, a difference of $1.25 million. This deal will certainly be a much higher average annual value than what Freeman would have received from an arbitrator.