Former Somerset Patriots manager Julio Mosuqera will join the Chicago White Sox organization as a player development catching instructor for the 2022 season.
Mosquera managed the Patriots inaugural season as the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. He guided the team to a the AA Northeast Division title with a record of 72-47. Unfortunately the Patriots fell just short of a postseason berth, as Bowie and Akron made it to the Northeast League Finals.
Appreciation post for our 2021 manager, Julio Mosquera, who will now be the @whitesox catching instructor.— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) February 23, 2022
Thank you for helping us in year 1 with the @yankees.
Manager, teacher, Zoom coordinator, translator, and so much more!
Good luck, @juliomosq29! pic.twitter.com/UxV5vNc6oh
In addition to guiding the Patriots to a division title, Mosquera is credited with guiding the players through the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida that devastated the greater Somerset County area, including flooding TD Bank Ballpark. Mosquera assisted players in cleaning up belongings, equipment and recovering vehicles in the days following the storm.
Also during his one season at the helm of the Patriots, Mosquera oversaw 11 players with Major League ties to the Yankees come through his clubhouse on rehab assignments.
Mosquera’s time with the Yankees organization dates back seven years to 2015 when he was skipper to the Yankees Gulf Coast League squad. He also managed the Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A), winning 137 games in 2018 and 2019 combined. He was slated to lead the Yankees Double-A affiliate in Trenton last year before the season was knocked out by COVID-19.
The Somerset Patriots will be looking for only the fourth manager in franchise history. Previous managers include Sparky Lyle and Brett Jodie when the team was an independent club in the Atlantic League.