The son of Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia was traded for the son of hockey great Wayne Gretzky today.
The Angels traded Matt Scioscia to the Chicago Cubs for Trevor Gretzky. (Ironically, MiLB.com posted an interview with Gretzky today before the trade.) Both players spent time in the Midwest League last year.
Matt Scioscia batted .234 with 3 HR and 26 RBI in 75 games with the 2012 Cedar Rapids Kernels. He batted .182 in 18 games with the 2013 Burlington Bees.
His father, Mike Scioscia, also played in the Midwest League, batting .253 with 7 HR and 44 RBI in 121 games with the 1977 Clinton Dodgers.
Trevor Gretzky batted .306 in 14 games with the 2013 Kane County Cougars.
Manzanillo released by Brewers
Among the minor-leaguers released by the Brewers today was RHP Santo Manzanillo, who was once considered one of Milwaukee’s top pitching prospects. He threw in the high 90s before injuring his shoulder in an auto accident in the Dominican Republic after the 2011 season.
Manzanillo was a reliever for the 2010 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, posting a 5.77 ERA with 40 strikeouts in 53 IP. He pitched six more innings for the Timber Rattlers in 2012.