CLEVELAND – A little more than a week after promoting Don Mattingly to be their next manager, the Los Angeles Dodgers have traded his son.
Los Angeles sent Preston Mattingly to the Cleveland Indians for Roman Pena in a swap of minor league outfielders Sunday.
Don Mattingly, the Dodgers' current hitting coach, will replace Joe Torre as manager next year in a move announced Sept. 17.
Preston Mattingly, the Dodgers' No. 1 draft pick in 2006, batted .218 with two homers and 17 RBIs at the Class-A level this season. He struck out 51 times in 165 at-bats.
The 23-year-old Mattingly bats and throws right-handed. His best season as a pro came in 2006, when he hit .290 with a home run and 29 RBIs for the Dodgers' rookie-level team in the Gulf Coast League.
Don Mattingly was a star first baseman for the New York Yankees during his playing career, winning the AL MVP award in 1985.