Wayne Gretzky’s Kid Signs with Chicago Cubs Today

Infielder Trevor Gretzky, a seventh round selection in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft, by the Chicago Cubs, signed with the club today. Yes, Gretzky is the son of the Great One, Wayne Gretzky. The offspring of the greatest hockey player in history was selected out of Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, California where he was also the football team’s starting quarterback.

“The Cubs are thrilled to welcome Trevor Gretzky to the organization,” said General Manager Jim Hendry. “It was a pleasure working with the Gretzky family on this contract and we are excited by Trevor’s decision to begin his pro baseball career with the Cubs.”

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Cubs take Offspring of Wayne Gretzky, Shawon Dunston on Day 2 of MLB Draft

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The Chicago Cubs concluded the second day of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft yesterday by accumulating a total of 30 selected players. The third and final day of the draft is today with rounds 31-50. They took some legacy devices by selecting talented players with talented genes- including the offspring of hockey’s “the great one” Wayne Gretzky and 1982 #1 overall MLB pick Shawon Dunston.

But before we get to those guys…

…The Cubs selected infielder Daniel Vogelbach out of Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers , Florida in the second round (68th overall) and outfielder Ezekiel DeVoss out of the University of Miami ( Fla. ) in the third round (98th overall).

Go here for more on Vogelbach, who kind of resembles Chunk from “The Goonies.” Of course the kid with the truffle shuffle could never hit a 508 home run. He is committed to the University of Florida so we’ll see what happens.

By Paul M. Banks

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