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Trump drafts Cubs board member Todd Ricketts for No. 2 spot on Commerce team

Chicago Cubs board member Todd Ricketts may soon be playing for another team.

The politically active Republican donor has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to be deputy commerce secretary, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Trump credited Ricketts' leadership and management ability with turning around the Cubs franchise, and he said Ricketts would help the Commerce Department do the same for the American economy.

"As deputy commerce secretary, he will help us cut waste and streamline government so that it works for the people of America," Trump said in a statement. "The incredible job he and the Ricketts family did in the purchase and turnaround of the Chicago Cubs — one perfect step after another, leading to the world championship — is what I want representing our people."

Todd Ricketts manages the political operations of the Republican-supporting wing of the Ricketts family, and he has become more active in recent years in the political arena.

Full story: Bizjournals

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