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San Francisco Giants
Dave Groeschner – Head Athletic Trainer
Dave Groeschner begins his 10th season as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Giants and 20th season overall with the Giants. Groeschner spent the 2005 and 2006 seasons as the Giants assistant athletic trainer in his second stint with the Giants after having spent the 2004 season as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Chicago Cubs. Groeschner previously had spent four seasons in a dual role as the assistant athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coordinator for the Major League club. He served as athletic trainer for the triple-A Fresno Grizzlies during the 1999 season, after logging two years at single-A San Jose and one campaign at rookie-league Bellingham. Groeschner served as the Giants Minor League Medical Coordinator during the 2000 and 2001 seasons. Dave served as Athletic Trainer for the 2007 All Star Game in San Francisco. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of South Carolina. Groeschner is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and is licensed in the State on Arizona. He and his wife, Aimee, and daughters, Katie and Karmyn, reside in Mesa, Ariz.
Anthony Reyes – Asst. Athletic Trainer
Anthony Reyes returns for his fifth season as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Giants. Reyes previously spent four seasons as the athletic trainer for the triple-A Fresno Grizzlies (2008-2011), his tenth season overall within the Giants organization. He also spent two seasons (2006-07) with double-A Connecticut and worked with the Arizona Rookie team in 2005 after completing an internship for the Major League club in 2004. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from San Jose State University in 2004. Reyes is certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and also holds a certification with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Anthony and his wife, Fay, reside in Martinez, Calif.
Eric Ortega – Asst. Athletic Trainer
Eric Ortega enters his third season as an assistant athletic trainer for the Giants. Ortega previously spent two seasons as an athletic trainer for the triple-A Fresno Grizzlies. This year marks his ninth season overall within the Giants organization, as he worked with the Arizona squad in 2006-07, Augusta in 2008, and in double-A with Connecticut and Richmond from 2009-2011. In 2007 he was the athletic trainer for the World Team of the 2007 Futures Game, and in 2010 and 2011, he was an athletic trainer for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. He earned a B.S. in Kinesiology in 2005 at CSU Sacramento and is certified by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA). He and his wife, Alicia, and children, JJ, Jakobe, Jayla, and Alivia reside in Walnut Creek, Calif.