Whenever the MLB lockout ends, Freddie Freeman will immediately become one of the game’s most intriguing players to watch.

The free-agent first baseman was long expected to find a way back to the Braves, but the World Series champions have reportedly checked in on a deal that would serve as a strong Plan B that could also have potential ramifications for the Yankees.

The Braves discussed a trade for Matt Olson with the Athletics before the lockout began, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported on Monday, adding that the talks “cannot be dismissed as mere due diligence.”