The Philadelphia Phillies hired Preston Mattingly as the organization’s director of player development, the team announced Wednesday.
Mattingly, the son of Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly, replaces Josh Bonifay, who was let go last month in a shake-up of the team’s minor league staff by president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.
Mattingly has spent the last five seasons with the San Diego Padres. This season, he has been the team’s coordinator of major league advance scouting and game planning. Before that, he served as manager of scouting for three years.
“Preston has a tremendous background for this position,” Dombrowski said in a press release. “He has the ability to combine and use the necessary analytical skills blended with his baseball knowledge, and he possesses leadership capabilities that are apparent very quickly.
“He also has a total love of the game that will help him develop our players with a winning attitude. Our committee did a thorough search of both internal and external candidates the past few weeks and we could not be happier that Preston is joining our organization.”
Mattingly, 34, was a first-round selection by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2006 draft and spent six seasons in their system as an infielder and outfielder.
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