Astros announce '16 sports medicine staff
The Astros completed their 2016 Major League sports medicine staff on Friday, naming Jeremiah Randall as head athletic trainer and Daniel Roberts as assistant athletic trainer. They join assistant athletic trainer James Ready.
Houston also named Scott Barringer as the club's Minor League medical coordinator and Rachel Balkovec as the Latin America strength and conditioning coordinator.
The 34-year-old Randall joins the Astros from the Pirates, where he spent the past three years as the club's Major League rehab coordinator, physical therapist and assistant athletic trainer. He also spent the 2012 season as Pittsburgh's Minor League rehab coordinator.
In addition to his time with the Pirates, Randall also had stints on the medical staffs with the Dodgers, Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.
The 32-year-old Roberts spent the past five seasons as the Astros' Minor League rehab coordinator, running the organization's Minor League rehab programs and assisting with Major League rehab out of the Astros' Spring Training facility.
Barringer, 28, joins the Astros after spending the past five seasons as a Minor League athletic trainer with the Cubs and D-backs organizations.
Balkovec, 28, who will be based out of Kissimmee, Fla., spent three of the past four seasons in the Cardinals organization, serving as a Minor League strength and conditioning coordinator and as a Minor League strength and conditioning coach.