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Julio Mosquera named new RiverDogs manager

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Former major league catcher Julio Mosquera has been named the manager of the Charleston RiverDogs.

Mosquera, 45, joins the RiverDogs for the first time in what will be his 13th season in the Yankees farm system, according to Matt Dean, RiverDogs Media Relations Director.

Mosquera last managed the Staten Island Yankees Class A short season club, which posted a 46-29 record and secured a playoff berth in 2017.

Previously, Mosquera had managerial gigs in the rookie ball Gulf Coast League in 2015-16, and served as catching coordinator in the Yankees' farm system for nine seasons from 2006-2014.

"I've been in Charleston many, many times and like a lot of things about it: great city, great ballpark, great fans, so I'm excited to come there, especially with the good young talent throughout the minor league system," said Mosquera. "That's always something that excites me."

Prior to his coaching career, Mosquera had a 15-year professional career as a player, including stints with the Blue Jays and Brewers.

The RiverDogs are coming off back-to-back trips to the playoffs after a 2017 season in which Charleston were one of seven Yankees affiliates to make a postseason run.

The RiverDogs have featured five of the Yankees' top-30 prospects on their Opening Day roster each of the past two seasons.

Read more about Mosquera and the RiverDogs: CLICK HERE.

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