Originally written on Beer Mug Sports  |  Last updated 1/12/12

The Yankees announced that they signed 24-year-old outfield prospect, and son of the legendary Donnie Baseball, Preston Mattingly to a Minor League deal on Wednesday night.

Preston played Single-A ball in the Dodgers organization in 2011, hitting .232 in 164 at-bats. He has compiled a .232 average over six seasons in the Dodgers and Indians organizations.

His brother Taylor also once played in the Yankees' farm system after being selected in the 42nd round of the 2003 Draft. He played 24 games in for the Yankees organization that year.

While Preston isn't likely to build the add to the Mattingly legacy in the same fashion the Griffey, Ripken, Fielder or Boone kids did, he may put together a run better than Pete Rose Jr.

Donnie Baseball made headlines this season after cross-dressing to play Mother Ginger in the Nutcracker in his hometown of Evansville, Indiana.

 

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