POSITION: Athletic Trainer LEVEL OF POSITION: Rookie AZL ORGANIZATION: Padres JOB STATUS: Full-time CONTACT...
Steve Baumann – Head Athletic Trainer
Steve Baumann, 38, enters his 1st season as Head Athletic Trainer and 12th season overall with the Cincinnati Reds. He spent the previous 11 seasons as Assistant Athletic Trainer. Baumann joined the Reds organization in 2000 as the Athletic Trainer at Rookie Level Billings. After 3 seasons in Billings, Steve was promoted to AA Chattanooga for the 2003 season and moved on to AAA Louisville for the 2004 season. Following the 2004 season, Steve was an Athletic Trainer in the Arizona Fall League. While pursuing his degree in Health Promotion and Education from the University of Cincinnati, Steve was an intern for the Reds during the 1999 season. He is a member of the NATA and the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association and Greater Cincinnati Athletic Trainers Association. Steve, his wife Rachel, and children Andrew and Natalie reside in Cincinnati year-round.
Tomas Vera – Asst. Athletic Trainer
Tomas Vera, 48, enters in his 6th season with the Cincinnati Reds as Assistant Athletic Trainer, his 26th in professional baseball. He joined the Reds organization in September of 2006 as a Reds Minor League Athletic Trainer (Louisville Bats AAA 2009-10, Sarasota Reds 2007-08). Prior to the Reds he worked 12 years with the Chicago White Sox organization (Kannapolis Intimidators 2004-06, Great Falls Sox 2003, Bristol Sox 2002, Phoenix 2001, Tucson 1998-2000, and Sarasota 1995-97). Prior to the White Sox, Tomas worked for the Milwaukee Brewers in Spring Training/Extended Spring in 1994. He began his baseball career in Venezuela Summer League with the Azucareros de la Victoria in 1990, serving as an Athletic Trainer in the Venezuela Winter League with Aragua, Caracas, Cabimas and Pastora teams (1990-96), He also spent time in the Dominican Winter League with the Licey Tigers (1999-2002). Vera has been named Head Athletic Trainer for the 2006, 2009 &2013 World Baseball Classic Venezuelan National Team. He received his degree in Physical Education from UPEL – Venezuela; Vera is recognized as the first Venezuelan Certified members of the NATA. Tomas is the son of Leandro Vera Fortique and Hilda Oviedo de Vera. He was born in Caracas Venezuela; He and his wife Mariela have two children, Rafael and Carolina. They reside in Sarasota, Fla.
Jimmy Mattocks – Asst. Athletic Trainer
Jimmy Mattocks, 33, is entering his first year as Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Cincinnati Reds. He has spent the previous 10 years in the Reds organization as a minor league Athletic Trainer. Beginning his career in 2006, he spent a year in Billings (2006) and Dayton (2007), 3 years in AA at Chattanooga & Carolina (2008-2010), and 5 years in AAA Louisville (2011-2015). He graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and completed an internship with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2004) before continuing his education at Oregon State University, graduating in 2006 with a Master of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science. Originally from Phoenix, AZ he resides in Louisville, KY. He and his wife Alma are expecting their first child.