Alex Anthopoulos has been busy of late handing out contract extensions to catcher Travis d’Arnaud and Charlie Morton. The Atlanta Braves still have one big name whose contract status remains uncertain in reigning MVP Freddie Freeman. Many expected a new deal to be announced during Spring Training but that came and went. It has been relatively quiet with the clock ticking.

A report Thursday by MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that both sides have been discussing a new deal but a gap remains. Heyman adds that both sides are motivated to get a deal done and that is the likely outcome.