Radio host apologizes to Freddie Freeman's
Freeman, who has signed a six-year, $162 million contract with the Dodgers after previously spending his entire professional career as a member of the Atlanta Braves organization.
The decision was made after talks with the Braves stalled and they acquired Freeman's replacement, Matt Olson, via trade with the Oakland Athletics.
In late June, Gottlieb tweeted the following: "Casey Close never told Freddie Freeman about the Braves' final offer, that is why Freeman fired him."
Freeman's emotional return to Atlanta in June led to speculation that he regretted his decision to leave the organization that drafted and signed him in 2007 and sign with the Dodgers.