Dodgers pick Harris has interesting bloodlines

Dodgers pick Harris has interesting bloodlines

Dodgers pick Harris has interesting bloodlines

When the Dodgers selected high school pitcher Greg Harris Jr. in the 17th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft on Saturday, they took a right-hander with some historic baseball bloodlines.

The elder Greg Harris was also a right-handed pitcher during a 15-year career in the Major Leagues from 1981-95. However, he once pitched with both his left and right hands during one inning in a regular-season game on Sept. 28, 1995, with the Montreal Expos.

As for the Dodgers' Draft pick, he went 2-1 with a 1.63 ERA as a senior at Los Alamitos High School, about 25 miles south of Dodger Stadium. The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder is committed to Oregon.

Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.