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Bronswell Patrick

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bronswell Patrick was drafted out of high school by the Oakland Athletics in the 23rd round of the 1988 Amateur Draft. He pitched in the A's minor league system for seven years followed by three seasons in the Houston Astros organization. He finally made his major league debut with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1998. The next year Patrick pitched in the San Francisco Giants organization and spent part of the season with the Giants. In his two major league seasons, Patrick earned a 5-1 record with 1 save and an ERA of 5.04. Patrick pitched in 38 major league games, 3 as a starter. Bronswell finished his playing career in affiliated ball in the Florida Marlins organization in 2000. But he wasn't finished yet. Patrick pitched another six years in South Korea, Taiwan, and México.

After a year away from baseball, Patrick began his coaching career in the San Diego Padres player development system. He was the pitching coach for the AZL Padres in 2008, Eugene Emeralds in 2009, Fort Wayne TinCaps in 2010, Lake Elsinore Storm in 2011-2012, Tucson Padres in 2013, Lake Elsinore again in 2014, and El Paso Chihuahuas in 2015-2019. He left the U.S. for the next three years and coached in the Mexican League with the Toros de Tijuana (2020-2021) and Diablos Rojos del México (2022). Patrick returned to the states in 2023, joining the A's organization as a pitching coach for the ACL Athletics.

Patrick also has considerable experience as a coach and manager in the winter leagues, mostly in the Mexican Pacific League.

Patrick began the 2020/2021 season as the Mexicali pitching coach, but took over as manager on October 23rd. He returned as manager the next season, but was fired on November 10, 2021 - a not uncommon fate for winter league managers.

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