Athletic Trainer Bios
Houston Astros
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Head Athletic Trainer

Jeremiah Randall

Jeremiah Randall was named the Astros Major League Head Athletic Trainer on Nov. 9, 2015. The 2019 season will be his fourth atop the Astros athletic training staff. He and his staff are recognized as one of the best in baseball, as the group was named the Major League Baseball Athletic Training Staff of the Year in 2017, an award that’s given out by PBATS (Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society) and voted on by training staffs from throughout the league. Prior to joining the Astros, he spent the previous three seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates serving as the club’s Major League Rehab Coordinator and Physical Therapist/Assistant Athletic Trainer. Prior to joining the Pirates, Randall worked two seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, serving as their Minor League Rehab Coordinator in 2010 and as their Major League Physical Therapist for the 2011 season. In addition to his time in Major League Baseball, Randall spent time as an intern in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. He has also presented at several national sports medicine conferences and has contributed as an author to various sports medicine and rehabilitation textbooks. Currently, he is the principal investigator for the testing of several functional upper extremity assessment tools for use in the overhead throwing athlete. In addition to his clinical research, he has co-authored several case studies that are under peer review for publication in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Jeremiah received his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in 2009 from the University of Miami (FL). He conducted research while at the University of Miami involving active military members and aided in the development of the Comprehensive High-level Activity Mobility Predictor (CHAMP). He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan., and went on to the University of Kansas to obtain his athletic training degree. During his time at Tabor College, he was a three-year letterman in basketball and track and received all-conference honors in both sports. Randall was born in Mound City, Kan. He resides in The Woodlands, Texas, with his wife, Kelly, daughter Aliann and son Declan.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Lee Meyer

Lee Meyer joined the Astros Major League staff as an assistant athletic trainer prior to the 2019 season. For his effort last season, Meyer, was named the Pacific Coast League Athletic Trainer of the Year, an award that’s given out by PBATS (Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society) and voted on by training staffs from throughout the Triple A league. Meyer originally joined the Houston organization in 2017, serving as the club’s athletic trainer with the Triple A, Fresno, affiliate for two years. Prior to joining the Astros, Meyer spent seven seasons as a minor league athletic trainer in the New York Yankees organization. Meyer began his career as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Minnesota State University, Mankato (2009-10), before spending his time with the Yankees as the athletic trainer at Rookie Level Staten Island (2010), Class A Charleston (2011), Class A Advanced Tampa (2012-13). He then spent three seasons (2014-16) in Trenton serving as the Double A athletic trainer for the Yankees. In addition to his regular season duties, Meyer served as an athletic trainer in the Arizona Fall League with the Scottsdale Scorpions in 2013. Meyer also headed south to Venezuela for three Winter League baseball seasons serving as the head athletic trainer with the Cardenales de Lara during the 2014-16 seasons. Meyer graduated from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and a minor in Spanish. Meyer has previously interned with the Pittsburgh Pirates (2009), Colorado Rockies (2007), Indianapolis Colts (2007), and the Oaxaca Guerreros of the Mexican Baseball League (2006). He completed IRONMAN Louisville in 2016, is an avid outdoorsman, and aspires to continue furthering his philanthropy work. He also holds a Master’s degree in Sport Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Meyer is from Beaver, Wisconsin and resides in Houston, Texas with his fiancé Claudia and dog Lambeau.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Sam Baca

Sam Bell joins the Astros medical staff in 2019 to serve a dual role of Physical Therapist and Assistant Athletic Trainer. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 2012, his Masters in Athletic Training from West Virginia University in 2009 and his bachelors in athletic training from Purdue University in 2006. While earning his degrees, Bell had ample experience in professional sports, including spending time as an intern with the 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates, the 2006-07 Miami Dolphins, and the 2004 & 2005 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Collegiately, Bell served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the baseball teams for West Virginia University from 2007-09 and as a student athletic trainer for Purdue University from 2002-2006. Most recently, Bell was the physical therapist and assistant athletic trainer with the Baltimore Ravens (2012-18). He was with the Ravens for six seasons, including their 2012-13 Super Bowl Championship. Sam and his wife, Amanda enjoy spending their time traveling, biking, hiking, camping and surfing. They are expecting their first child in May.