Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. General Sports

LA Angels acquire son of Wayne Gretzky in exchange for their manager's own son

See also

Gretzky is heading back to L.A.

No…the “Great One” is not returning to the Los Angeles Kings for their playoff push. Instead, the Los Angeles Angels acquired Wayne Gretzky’s son Trevor Gretzky on Thursday, from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Matt Scioscia, the son of Angels’ manager Mike Scioscia.

"It's part of baseball," the elder Scioscia said. "It's a good opportunity for Matt."

Matthew Scioscia was drafted by the Angels in the 41st round of the 2007 MLB draft, and again in the 45th round of the 2011 draft. The 25-year-old infielder spent 2013 bouncing around class-A clubs, hitting .194 in 40 games.

An outfielder, Trevor Gretzky was selected by the Cubs in the seventh round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft. The 21-year-old Gretzky hit .274 in 41 games split in class-A between the short-season Boise Hawks of the Northwest League and the Kane County Cougars of the Midwest League.

Neither player has ever played above class-A, nor was either ranked amongst their former team’s top 30 prospects.

"We had an opportunity for Gretzky. They had an opportunity for Matt," said Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto.

Advertisement

Sports

  • David Price rumors
    Should the bottom-dwelling Tampa Bay Rays trade or keep pitching ace David Price?
    Video
    MLB Rumors
  • Hottest WNBA players
    Dig in to this WNBA slideshow and see what has Drake so hot and bothered
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Feeling groovy: The truth about Adam Wainwright and the grooved Derek Jeter pitch
    MLB News
  • Rory's dad cashes in
    Rory McIlroy's dad Gerry cashes in on $342,000 bet on son's British Open win
    Golf
  • Bob Burnquist interview
    Examiner exclusive: Skateboarding legend Bob Burnquist talks Dew Tour and Toyota
    Skateboarding
  • 40-year-old cheerleader
    40-year-old mom Kriste Lewis becomes New Orleans Saints cheerleader
    NFL News