Skip to content

Mattingly signs with the Yankees

Jan 12, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

Yankees logo

Eh, sorry. Sometimes even I can’t resist the gimmick headlines:

A Mattingly will be back in uniform in the New York Yankees’ organization this year – Preston. The 24-year-old son of the former Yankees star and current Los Angeles Dodgers manager agreed Wednesday to a minor league contract with New York.

Preston is not exactly a prospect. If he was, he wouldn’t have been traded away by the Dodgers one week after his father was named Dodgers’ manager. He didn’t last in the Cleveland organization, and almost immediately re-signed with the Dodgers. In six seasons in the minors he has put up a line of .232/.276./335.  And he has been shuttled all over the diamond, starting as a middle infielder and now playing corner outfield slots and a little first base.

I suppose this signing could be considered a nice gesture by the Yankees to the Mattingly family. Sort of a thanks for all of the years of goodwill and service Don gave the team. But given that the guy’s employment has been close to 100% based on his organizations’ relationship with his father, you gotta figure that his destiny is going to hold things other than playing baseball for a living in the not too distant future.

  1. yankeesgameday - Jan 12, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Just shows how hard the sport really is that a kid with his pedigree can’t make it.

  2. bobwsc - Jan 12, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    does he rock the Mattingly ‘stache?

    • protius - Jan 12, 2012 at 11:39 AM

      Yeah, I think the “stache” had a line of .308/.326/.401 last year with 11 hr’s and 36 rbi’s in 146 ab’s.

      • bobwsc - Jan 12, 2012 at 12:25 PM

        wonder what numbers Vuckovich’s stache would’ve put up had he hit full time like his alter ego, Clu Haywood.

    • jwbiii - Jan 12, 2012 at 11:55 AM

      Nope.
      http://blog.prorumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/preston_mattingly.jpg

  3. pisano - Jan 12, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    At 24 years old and at single A, I don’t think he’s going anywhere.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

This was 'the perfect baseball game'
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. S. Kazmir (5523)
  2. G. Springer (3900)
  3. M. Machado (3194)
  4. B. Harper (2888)
  5. C. Kimbrel (2858)
  1. K. Uehara (2818)
  2. I. Davis (2785)
  3. D. Pedroia (2585)
  4. J. Chavez (2583)
  5. J. Reyes (2570)