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Yankees Sign Don Mattingly’s Son To Minor League Deal

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Don Mattingly (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Don Mattingly (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — A Mattingly will be back in uniform in the 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.

The Yankees said he will report to minor league spring training.

He hit .232 with five doubles, five home and 19 RBIs in 53 games last year with Class A Great Lakes and Rancho Cucamonga.

Preston Mattingly was drafted by the Dodgers in 2006, then traded to Cleveland in September 2010. He was released by the Indians the following April and then signed with the Dodgers. He became a six-year minor league free agent after the season.

If the young outfielder does eventually make it to the big leagues, one thing’s for sure: he won’t be wearing his father’s No. 23. New York retired the elder Mattingly’s number in 1997.

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