This was ultimately a formality after the Braves had traded for first baseman Matt Olson.
Freeman typed an emotional goodbye to Braves country hours before the signing, thanking the Braves and their fans for their 12 years of support.
But this isn’t the last Braves fans will see of their former star.
On June 24, the Dodgers head into Atlanta for a three-game weekend series, where Freeman will make his triumphant return to Truist Park.
Braves fans will have a chance to see their former superstar and get a little closure on the situation.
Mark your calendars for Freddie's return 📅
The Dodgers will play the Braves at Truist Park June 24-26 🙌 pic.twitter.com/nUZGBxIRhv
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) March 17, 2022
An Ovation In The Making
You can bet that when Freeman returns to Atlanta, the fans at Truist Park will make a ton of noise and give him a nice and loud standing ovation, similar to the one Albert Pujols got when he returned to St. Louis as a member of the Los Angeles Angels.
The good thing about the Freeman situation is that he left the Braves organization with class and dignity.
There doesn’t appear to be any bitterness between the two sides, but rather, mutual respect.
Freeman has been their best player and a fan favorite since 2010.
There’s no question that it was tough for both him and the Braves to move on in separate directions.
But there will always be that respect between him and the organization which drafted and developed him and watched him turn into a star.
The city of Atlanta will be buzzing with excitement the entire weekend that Freeman is there, as fans will want to come out and salute their former star.NEXT: MLB May Keep An Unpopular Rule In 2022