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Houston Astros

Jeremiah Randall – Head Athletic Trainer

Jeremiah Randall was named the Houston Astros Major League Head Athletic Trainer on November 9th, 2015.  Prior to joining the Astros, he spent the previous three seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates serving as the club’s Major League Rehab Coordinator and Physical Therapist/Assistant Athletic Trainer.  Prior to joining the Pirates, Randall worked two seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, serving as their Minor League Rehab Coordinator in 2010 and as their Major League Physical Therapist for the 2011 season.  In addition to his time in Major League Baseball, Randall spent time as an intern in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.  He has also presented at several national sports medicine conferences and has contributed as an author to various sports medicine and rehabilitation textbooks.  Currently, he is the principal investigator for the testing of several functional upper extremity assessment tools for use in the overhead throwing athlete. In addition to his clinical research, he has co-authored several case studies that are under peer review for publication in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Jeremiah received his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in 2009 from the University of Miami (FL).  He conducted research while at the University of Miami involving active military members and aided in the development of the Comprehensive High-level Activity Mobility Predictor (CHAMP).  He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS, and went on to the University of Kansas to obtain his athletic training degree.  During his time at Tabor College, he was a 3 year letterman in basketball and track as well as receiving all-conference honors in both sports.  The 34-year-old Randall was born in Mound City, KS.  He resides in Lakewood Ranch, FL, with his wife Kelly and daughter Aliann (4) and son Declan (1).

James Ready – Asst. Athletic Trainer

James, 34, is entering his second season as an assistant athletic trainer with Houston Astros. Before that he spent three season as the Minor League Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Coordinator with the Philadelphia Phillies where he was responsible for overseeing all minor league athletic trainers and rehabilitation of minor league players and assisting in Major League rehabs. Before that, James spent 5 seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks spending one year in Visalia, CA, one year in Mobile, AL, and three years in Reno, NV. James was an athletic trainer for the 2007 Arizona Fall League Champions the Phoenix Desert Dogs.  James was part of the 2015 Houston Astros athletic training staff that won Major League Athletic Training Staff of the year.  He received a Master’s degree from Louisiana State University while being a graduate assistant with the track and field team and football team. He served as a PBATS intern with Detroit Tigers in 2003. He is originally from Martin, SD. James currently resides in Pearland, TX with his wife Nathalie.

Daniel Roberts – Asst. Athletic Trainer

Daniel, 32, from Adairville, KY, is entering his first season as an assistant athletic trainer/physical therapist for the Houston Astros.  He spent the last 5 seasons as the organization’s Minor League Rehab Coordinator.  He was in charge of all minor league rehab programs and assisting with Major League rehab as needed.  Prior to joining the Astros, Roberts served as an assistant athletic trainer at Charleston Southern University and worked in an outpatient physical therapy clinic.  Daniel has a doctorate of physical therapy degree from East Tennessee State University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in athletic training from Eastern Kentucky University.  In 2014, he became a board certified sports physical therapist.  Daniel and his wife Rachel reside in Pearland, TX with their son Wyatt.