Athletic Trainer Bios
Boston Red Sox
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Head Athletic Trainer

Brad Pearson

Brad, 39 enters his third season as Head Athletic Trainer and his second season serving as Director of Sports Medicine Service. Previously Brad served as assistant athletic trainer for from 2012-2015. Prior to be an assistant athletic trainer at the major league level, he spent 9 seasons in the minor league system. While in the minor leagues, Brad held the roll of Minor League Athletic Training Coordinator from 2008-2012. He served as an Athletic Trainer at the affiliate level prior to that. 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 re- sides in Lincoln, Mass. with his wife Candace.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Masai Takahashi

Masai, 42, is entering his 12th 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 three sons, Kaisei, Shoei and Kensei reside in Southborough, MA.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Paul Buccheit

Paul, 35, begins his third season with the Boston Red Sox after previously working for ten years in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. He most recently 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. He then attended Northern Iowa University (Cedar Falls, IA) where he graduated with a M.S. in Athletic Training in 2006. Paul currently resides in Melrose, MA with his wife Allison, their two sons Hayden and Noah, and their daughter Heidi.

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Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jon Jochim

Jon, 41 enters his second season as Assistant Athletic Trainer. Prior to being an assistant athletic trainer at the Major League level, he spent 14 seasons in the minor league system. Jon has held the role of AAA Athletic Trainer for 6 years and Senior Athletic Trainer for 1 year. The Mariah Hill, IN native attended DePauw University (Greencastle, IN) where he graduated with B.A. in Health and Physical Performance and also attended Indiana State University and graduated with M.S. in Athletic Training. He is certified through both the NATABOC and the NSCA respectively. Jon currently resides in Hopkinton, MA with his wife and 3 children.

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