2005 Wellesley High graduate and former Wellesley Little Leaguer Nate Freiman has had an interesting spring, to say the least, as a professional baseball player.
After making the majors with the Oakland A’s in 2013-2014, Freiman was released by the Athletics in December and got picked up shortly thereafter by the Atlanta Braves. He then headed to spring training with the Braves, but in March the team dealt Freiman to the Washington Nationals. After failing to impress in a short stint during spring training, the 6-foot 8-inch first baseman was to the Nats’ minor league team in Syracuse. But the Chiefs released Freiman before long.
Not one to forget his roots, Freiman was in town this past week and gave Wellesley High Raiders baseball team some instruction.
So Freiman now has played for the Raiders, Blue Devils, Emeralds, TinCaps, Storm, Missions, Javelinas, River Cats, A’s, Braves, Nationals and Chiefs in one way or another. And now, in the latest twist, Freiman has signed on with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League, as he shoots to work his way back into the major league system. The Ducks’ roster includes former major leagues such as Sean Burroughs and a coaching staff that includes ex-major leaguers Bud Harrelson and Lew Ford.