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Dodgers star Freddie Freeman’s former agent Casey Close fires back at Doug Gottlieb’s reckless free agency accusation

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Casey Close, the former agent of Los Angeles Dodgers star Freddie Freeman, has spoken. Fox Sports radio host Doug Gottlieb tweeted a report on Wednesday night that Close withheld the Atlanta Braves’ final offer from Freeman during the free agency period, something Close is vehemently denying. Here’s what Freeman’s former agent had to say, per Sports Illustrated.

“There is no truth whatsoever to what Doug Gottlieb recklessly tweeted, and I would testify to that under oath. We are currently evaluating all legal options in this matter.”

Close said that “there is no truth whatsoever to what Doug Gottlieb recklessly tweeted” and that the former agent of the Dodgers star “would testify under oath.”

A report emerged from The Athletic detailing the reason why Freeman fired Close, though it had more to do with the fact that the Dodgers All-Star didn’t want the agency, Excel, celebrating his lucrative contract.

While Freeman likely wanted Close to perhaps push the Braves harder in contract talks, it’s definitely a shocking claim to say that the final offer was withheld.

The 32-year-old spent the first 12 years of his career with the Braves, winning a World Series in 2021. He was offered a six-year, $140 million contract from Atlanta, who pivoted and traded for then-Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson.

Freeman declined to comment when asked about Gottlieb’s tweet. It’s hard to know who is telling the truth. What’s clear is that Close believes Gottlieb’s version of the Freeman free agency saga couldn’t be further from it.