The Atlanta Braves agreed to an eight-year contract with first baseman Freddie Freeman that is worth about $125 million on Tuesday.

The Braves also agreed with outfielder Jason Heyward on a $13.3 million, two-year contract. Heyward and Freeman had filed for salary arbitration last month.

Closer Craig Kimbrel is the Braves' only player left in arbitration.

Freeman, 24, was an All-Star last year when he hit .319 with 23 homers and 109 RBIs. Heyward, also 24, is coming off an injury-filled season. He hit .254 with 14 homers and 38 RBIs in a career-low 104 games during his fourth season with the Braves.

  • Outfielder Sam Fuld, who spent the past three seasons with Tampa Bay, signed a one-year minor league deal with the A's.

    Fuld, a former Stanford player, hit .199 last year with the Rays but has a career on-base percentage of .314 that is 80 points higher than his career average thanks to his propensity for drawing walks.

    He joins an A's team that has a set starting outfield -- Yoenis Cespedes in left, Coco Crisp in center and Josh Reddick in right with newly acquired Craig Gentry figuring to be the fourth outfielder.

    Should he make the 25-man roster, Fuld, 32, would earn $800,000 for the season.

    Football

    Larry Fitzgerald says he has restructured his contract with the Arizona Cardinals, reducing a big salary-cap hit from his old deal and creating room for signing other players.


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    Fitzgerald announced the move via his Twitter account.

    The receiver says the move was made to help the Cardinals "get better for 2014." Under his old deal, Fitzgerald would have earned $12.75 million next season and counted $18 million on the cap.

  • An associate of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was ordered held on $1 million bond after his arrest on charges that he opened fire outside a Connecticut nightclub after an assailant shot him in the leg.

    Alexander Bradley was arraigned in Hartford Superior Court on charges of criminal possession of a firearm and criminal use of a firearm.

    Bradley alleges in a Florida lawsuit that he lost his right eye when Hernandez shot him in the face as they argued outside a Miami club last February. Hernandez faces a murder charge in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semiprofessional football player whose body was found June 17.

    Basketball

    Magic Johnson is part of a group buying the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA, according to a person familiar with the situation. No official announcement has been made.

    Johnson joined a group of investors to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 for a record $2.15 billion. It will be the same group owning the Sparks, minus Peter Guber, who owns a stake in the Warriors.

    Staff writer John Hickey contributed to this report.