"Matt Gedman still had hope on Wednesday, when the First-Year Player Draft shifted to its final day.
The Framingham, Mass., native and senior at University of Massachusetts thought there was a chance his name might get called somewhere toward the end of the Draft. He was incredibly nervous, so he traveled down to Cape Cod with some buddies to relieve stress the best way he knew how -- playing baseball.
When Gedman got to his car and saw all the missed calls on his cell phone, he figured something had happened.
Gedman -- a 6-foot-2, 205-pound infielder -- became the 45th-round pick of the Boston Red Sox, his favorite team growing up, and one of the clubs for which his father Rich played during his Major League career." Continue Reading on MLB.com.
Matt Vautour also caught up with Gedman: Red Sox draft UMass third baseman Matt Gedman
Ron Chimelis had this piece on Masslive.com, as well.
Gedman's draft selection was mentioned by many other media outlets, including these:
NESN: Rich Gedman's Son Among Those Selected by Red Sox on Final Day of MLB Draft
Portland Press Herald: Exposito called up to Boston; Sox draft a Gedman