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Minnesota Twins

Dave Pruemer – Head Athletic Trainer

Dave Pruemer, 45, is entering his 12th season in the Major Leagues and fourth as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Minnesota Twins. He began his career in baseball as an intern for the Pittsburgh Pirates Gulf Coast League Team in 1993. He then became an Athletic Trainer for the Minnesota Twins Appalachian League team in 1994 and over the next 10 years progressed thru the Twins Farm System with stops in A – Ft. Myers, AA – New Britain, and AAA Edmonton/Rochester. In the winter of 2004 he was promoted to be the Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Minnesota Twins and in 2013 he was named the Head Athletic Trainer for the Twins. Dave enjoys spending time with his wife Tina, and their 3 children, daughter Hannah, and sons Dylan and Tyler. The Pruemer family resides in Woodbury, MN.

Tony Leo – Asst. Athletic Trainer

Tony Leo, 42, is entering his sixth season as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Minnesota Twins following 13 years in their minor league system. After graduating from Bowling Green State University, he began his career as intern Athletic Trainer with the GCL Twins in 1997. During the next 13 years he made stops throughout the Twins System at short-season Elizabethton (1998-99),  single-A Quad Cities (2000-01), double-A New Britain (2002-04), and triple-A Rochester (2005-10). In 2003 he was selected to the Eastern League All-Star Game and in 2009 represented the International League in the AAA All-Star game. Tony is also a Fellow of Applied Functional Science thru the Grey Institute.  Leo, a native of Salem, OH, resides in Schaumburg, IL with his wife Jennifer and daughter Olivia.

Lanning Tucker – Asst. Athletic Trainer

Lanning Tucker, 49, is entering his fourth season in the major leagues as Assistant Athletic Trainer and Rehab Coordinator for the club. His first season in the Twins Minor League system was 1992 and worked at various levels in the Minor Leagues from 1992-98. From 1999 to 2012 he served as the Head Minor League Athletic Trainer and Rehab Coordinator. Lanning earned his Bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University in 1987 and his Master’s degree from the United States Sports Academy in 1992. Lanning has two sons, Aaron and Bryan, and resides in Ft. Myers, FL.