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

NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky and son Trevor Gretzky at an NCAA baseball game.
NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky and son Trevor Gretzky at an NCAA baseball game.
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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.