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MLB’s Angels release Trevor Gretzky, son of Wayne

Trevor Gretzky

In this photo taken May 22, 2015, Burlington Bees outfielder Trevor Gretzky stands in the outfield before a minor league baseball game against the Clinton LumberKings in Clinton, Iowa. Gretzky, the son of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, is toiling in relative anonymity playing for the Class-A Burlington Bees in the Los Angeles Angels system. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)


Could this be the end of the baseball run for the son of “The Great One?”

We’ll go ahead and leave that to people with a greater knowledge of lower-level professional baseball prospects, but either way, the Los Angeles Angels released Trevor Gretzky from their organization on Saturday.

That’s the word from’s Alden Gonzalez, in a tweet that’s practically soaked in nepotism:

As a seventh-round pick by the Chicago Cubs, it’s likely that Trevor Gretzky faced a long road to making the MLB.

His numbers aren’t record-breaking (via TSN):

Gretzky, a 23-year-old outfielder, batted .242 with two home runs and 21 RBIs for the Class A Burlington Bees last year.

/Cringes in advance at possible “THE KID PICKED THE WRONG SPORT!” comments.

P.S. this might be rubbing it in for the Gretzky family: