Athletic Trainer Bios
Cincinnati Reds
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Head Athletic Trainer

Sean McQueeney

Sean McQueeney, 43, is in his first season as the Cincinnati Reds Head Athletic Trainer. He worked for the Seattle Mariners from 2004-2011 as Coordinator of Rehabilitation & Athletic Training and Coordinator of Minor League Rehabilitation, then from 2011-2013 spent time in the Kansas City Royals organization as Minor League Rehabilitation Coordinator. A board-certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy, McQueeney spent the last 8 years working as a physical therapist for a variety of private companies. In the summer of 2018, he was the athletic trainer/physical therapist for the Chinese Olympic Committee’s men’s table tennis team and in 2009 was the head athletic trainer for Cardenales de Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League. Currently a PhD candidate at the University of South Carolina, McQueeney played baseball at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and from there received a bachelor’s degree in science, a master’s degree in physical therapy and a transitional doctorate in physical therapy. As part of his clinical experience, in the summer of 2004 he interned for local TriHealth Physical Therapy and for the Reds’ Major League training staff.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Tomas Vera

Tomas Vera, 54, enters in his 12th season with the Cincinnati Reds as Assistant Athletic Trainer, his 32st in professional baseball. He joined the Reds organization in September of 2006 as a Reds Minor League Athletic Trainer (Louisville Bats AAA 2009-10, Sarasota Reds 2007-08). Prior to the Reds he worked 12 years with the Chicago White Sox organization (Kannapolis Intimidators 2004-06, Great Falls Sox 2003, Bristol Sox 2002, Phoenix 2001, Tucson 1998-2000, and Sarasota 1995-97). Prior to the White Sox, Tomas worked for the Milwaukee Brewers in Spring Training/Extended Spring in 1994. He began his baseball career in Venezuela Summer League with the Azucareros de la Victoria in 1990, serving as an Athletic Trainer in the Venezuela Winter League with Aragua, Caracas, Cabimas and Pastora teams (1990-96, 2009, 2012), He also spent time in the Dominican Winter League with the Licey Tigers (1999-2002). Vera has been named Head Athletic Trainer for the 2006, 2009, 2013 &2017 World Baseball Classic Venezuelan National Team. He received his degree in Physical Education from UPEL – Venezuela; Vera is recognized as the first Venezuelan Certified members of the NATA. Tomas is the son of Leandro Vera Fortique and Hilda Oviedo de Vera. He was born in Caracas Venezuela; He and his wife Mariela have two children, Rafael and Carolina. They reside in Sarasota, Fla.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Brad Epstein

Brad Epstein is in his 13th season in the organization, his sixth as the Director of Physical Therapy and third year as a part of the MLB staff. He spent the 2010-2016 seasons as Physical Therapist/Rehabilitation Coordinator. Before joining the Reds, in 2009 Brad worked as a physical therapist at New York SportsMed and at Physical Therapy in New York City. He also completed internships with the New York Jets, Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays. A 2001 graduate of Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in 2005 Epstein received a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and pre-physical therapy from Baldwin-Wallace University and in 2009 he earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Columbia University. Brad and wife Randi live in Cincinnati with their 9-year-old son, Parker Reid.