Athletic Trainer Bios
Chicago Cubs
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Head Athletic Trainer

PJ Mainville

PJ begins his 8th season as the head athletic trainer for the Chicago Cubs. Prior to joining the Cubs, he completed the previous two seasons (2011-2012) as the Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Mainville spent 13 years in the Minor Leagues with the Baltimore Orioles and Arizona Diamondbacks organizations. He served as the Minor League Medical & Rehabilitation Coordinator from 2007 to 2010 for the Diamondbacks. Prior to the 2007 season while serving in the Baltimore Orioles minor league system, he was the Head Athletic Trainer for the AAA Ottawa Lynx (2004-2006), AA Bowie Baysox (2001-2003), High-A Frederick Keys (2000), Low-A Delmarva Shorebirds (1999), and Rookie Bluefield Orioles (1998). He began his interest in professional baseball as an undergraduate intern with the Baltimore Orioles in 1996 and 1997 while attending East Carolina University. A certified member of the NATA, Mainville later earned his Masters of Science degree in Performance Enhancement from California University of Pennsylvania in 2005. A native of Warrenton, VA, Mainville now resides in Chicago, IL with his wife, Michele, and children Kylie, Caden, and Carter.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Nick Frangella

Nick begins his third season as assistant athletic trainer for the Chicago Cubs. He joins the major league staff after serving as an athletic trainer in the Cubs’ minor league system for 13 years. Most recently, Nick served as head minor league athletic training and performance coordinator (2013-2017). Prior to this, he was head athletic trainer for the Iowa Cubs (2012- 2013), Tennessee Smokies (2008-2011), Peoria Chiefs (2006-2007), and Boise Hawks (2005). Frangella was an Athletic Trainer for the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League (2011) and has also earned Southern League Athletic Trainer of the Year honors in 2009 while with the Tennessee Smokies. Nick served as PBATs Athletic Training intern for the Chicago Cubs during the 2004 season at the major league level. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University in 2004 and a Masters Degree from California University of Pennsylvania in 2007. Nick was raised in Oak Forest, IL and resides in Chicago, IL.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Chuck Baughman

Chuck Baughman begins his 1st season as a Major League Assistant Athletic Trainer. He previously spent the past two seasons (2018-2019) as the Head Minor League Athletic Training and Performance Coordinator. In 2018 he earned honors as the PBATS Minor League Medical Coordinator and Minor League Athletic Trainer of the Year. Baughman served as the Medical Coordinator for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. In 2005, he was named the Assistant Athletic Training/Rehabilitation Coordinator for 12 seasons after joining the Cubs’ organization in 2001. Prior to heading the rehabilitation program, Chuck made stops in Boise (Short-A), Lansing (A) and Jackson (AA). Baughman began his professional career in 1999 with the Cincinnati Reds’ organization in Clinton, IA (A). Chuck graduated from Morningside College in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education Teaching with an Emphasis in Athletic Training. He went on to obtain his master’s degree in Sports Psychology from Capella University in 2008. In 2015, Chuck was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to the State of Arizona Board of Athletic Training. Chuck is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and is an active member on National, District and State committees. He also holds a position on the exam development committee for the Board of Certification. Chuck and his wife, Stacey, reside in Surprise, Arizona, with their daughter, Carson and son, Cash.