By Will Yoder
March 27, 2012

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.

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