Cubs Sign Draft Pick Gretzky

Trevor Gretzky

Trevor Gretzky, 18, throwing to home during the fifth annual Southern California Invitational Showcase held by the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau at the MLB Urban Youth Academy in the Compton, Calif. Gretzky, the baseball-playing son of hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky, was selected in the seventh round Tuesday June 8, 2001 in the second day of the amateur draft by the Chicago Cubs. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas,File)

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(CBS) The Cubs have signed infielder Trevor Gretzky — the son of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky — who they drafted in the seventh round the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.

Gretzky was drafted out of Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, Calif.

“The Cubs are thrilled to welcome Trevor Gretzky to the organization,” Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said in a statement. “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.”

Gretzky, an 18-year-old switch hitter, batted .393 as a senior at Oaks Christian and had a .450 on-base percentage.

Gretzky was committed to San Diego State University prior to signing with the Cubs.