Indians Acquire Preston Mattingly

The Indians have acquired Preston Mattingly from the Dodgers in exchange for outfielder Roman Pena, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com (via Twitter).  Of course, Mattingly's father Don will take over as Dodgers skipper beginning in 2011.

Mattingly was the Dodgers' first-round selection (31st overall) in the 2006 draft.  The 23-year-old was being groomed as a middle infielder up until 2009 when he spent the bulk of his time in left field.  The youngster split time between Rookie ball and the Dodgers' Inland Empire affiliate, hitting just .218/.247/.291.

Pena, 24, has a .189/.300/.313 slash line at the A-plus level.  The left-handed batter has experience at all three outfield positions.


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