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Brad Pearson – Head Athletic Trainer

Brad, 37 enters his first season as a Head Athletic Trainer after serving as an assistant athletic trainer for the last four years.  Prior to be an assistant athletic trainer in major league, he spent 9 seasons in the minor league system. Previously, Brad held the roll of Minor League Athletic Training Coordinator from 2008-2012. The Ludlow, VT native attended Springfield College (Springfield, MA) where he graduated with B.S. in Athletic Training and also attended the University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA) and graduated with M.S. in Exercise Science. He is certified through both the NATABOC and the NSCA respectively.  Brad currently resides in Brookline, Mass. with his wife Candace.

Dan Dyrek – Director of Sports Medicine Services

Dan now serves as the Director, Sports Medicine Service in his fifth year with the team.  He previously was in private practice focusing in orthopaedic physical therapy in Wellesley Hills where he managed athletes from around the country and abroad performing at the professional, Olympic, international elite and collegiate level.  Prior to this, Dan worked at two Boston teaching hospitals, where he held clinical and administrative positions. He has held faculty appointments at two local physical therapy schools. Dan has published articles and book chapters regarding the concepts of orthopaedic physical therapy. He has lectured extensively across the country. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Chapter of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.

Masai Takahashi – Asst. Athletic Trainer

Masai, 40,  is entering his 10th year as an assistant athletic trainer for the Red Sox after formerly serving as Head Athletic Trainer for the AA affiliate of the Red Sox in Portland, ME, and the A affiliate of the Sarasota Red Sox in Florida.  The Tokyo, Japan native moved to Nevada in 1995, and attended UNLV for his BS and MS degrees.  He enjoys cycling and photography in his spare time.  Masai, his wife, Ayumi, and their twin sons, Kaisei and Shoei reside in Southborough, MA.

Paul Buccheit – Assistant Athletic Trainer

Paul, 33, begins his first season with the Boston Red Sox after previously working for ten years in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. He most previously served as Head Minor League Medical Coordinator for 2 years and before that he was Minor League Athletic Trainer Coordinator for 2 years. Paul is a Sioux City, IA native who attended Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, IA) where he received his B.A. in Athletic Training in 2004 and then attend Northern Iowa University (Cedar Falls, IA) where he graduated with a M.S. in Athletic Training in 2006. Paul currently resides in Ft. Myers, FL with his wife Allison and two sons Hayden and Noah.