Mattingly's Son Arrested on Battery Charges

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - The son of former New York Yankees star first baseman Don Mattingly has been arrested on charges of shoving
his mother and spitting in her face.

The Evansville Courier & Press reported Wednesday that Taylor Mattingly faces preliminary charges of battery, battery by bodily waste and criminal mischief. The newspaper says he was discharged late Tuesday from Vanderburgh County Jail on $250 bond.

Authorities say Mattingly admitted confronting his mother, Kim Mattingly, after she had sent him a text message insulting him, his girlfriend and his father. Sheriff's Deputy Nathan Espenlaub wrote in an affidavit that Mattingly admitted he pushed his mother down and spit on her.

Mattingly, whose father is batting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, was drafted by the Yankees in the 42nd round in 2003.