The New York Yankees have released the son of one of their all-time great first baseman, Don Mattingly, according to the Associated Press.
Preston Mattingly had agreed to a minor-league contract in January with New York. He had been working out with the team’s Double-A squad in spring training. Last year in Class-A ball, Mattingly hit just .232 with five home runs and 19 RBI.
Perston’s father, Don, played for the Yankees for his entire 14-year-career. He then coached for the team under Joe Torre from 2004-2007. He is currently the Los Angeles Dodgers manager.
Don was a six-time All-Star for the Yankees as a player, and won the 1985 American League Most Valuable Player award.