Patrick Osburn to manage the Yankees AA team at Trenton
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Trenton Thunder, the AA affiliate of the New York Yankees, have named Patrick Osborn as the manager of the Eastern League team.
Thunder general manager and chief operating officer Jeff Hurley also announced Wednesday Osborn’s staff will consist of pitching coach Tim Norton, hitting coach Ty Hawkins, defensive coach Raul Dominguez, bullpen coach Jason Phillips, trainer Jimmy Downam and strength and conditioning coach Anthony Velazquez.
Osborn becomes the 12th Manager in franchise history and seventh since its affiliation with the Yankees in 2003.
Osborn has managed at each level of the Yankees’ organization beginning with GCL Yankees 2 in 2014. After one-year stops in Staten Island (2015), Tampa (2016) and Charleston (2017), Osborn led the 2018 Tampa Tarpons to a 70-67 record.
A second-round selection of the Cleveland Indians in 2002 out of the University of Florida, Osborn spent five seasons in the organization playing mostly at third base. He played in 298 games with the Akron Aeros across the 2005-2007 Eastern League seasons.
The former infielder also played three seasons with the independent Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, and three seasons as manager from 2011-13, leading the Blue Crabs to three straight postseason appearances.
The 2019 season will begin in Erie on April 5. The home opener is scheduled for April 12 against the Portland Sea Dogs.
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