Excel Sports Management's Casey Close is threatening legal action after a report suggested he never showed the Atlanta Braves' final free-agent offer to Freddie Freeman, the agency stated Wednesday.

Doug Gottlieb of Fox Sports tweeted earlier Wednesday that Freeman fired Close for withholding the Braves' final offer to the slugger. He also said Close hid the information because he knew Freeman would've accepted the team's deal. Additionally, Gottlieb said the former MVP didn't find out about the offer until this past weekend in Atlanta.