Thursday, April 25, 2013
Video: Catching up with Wellesley's Nate Freiman
BOSTON -- ESPN Boston videographer Greg Story caught up with Oakland Athletics first baseman and Wellesley native Nate Freiman, before Wednesday afternoon's rubber match with the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Freiman was Massachusetts' Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior at Wellesley High in 2005 and went on to a decorated career at Duke University, becoming the school's all-time leader in home runs and leading the team in homers, batting average and RBI for three straight seasons. He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the eighth round of the 2009 MLB Draft, and after four seasons in their system was claimed by the Houston Astros in the Rule 5 Draft last December. On March 22, Freiman was claimed off waivers by the A's, and made his Major League debut on April 3.