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 2022 season will be his seventh 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. 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 current clinical research, he has co-authored several research articles and has contributed as an author to various sports medicine and rehabilitation textbooks. 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

Eric Velazquez

Eric Velazquez joins the Astros Major League staff as an assistant athletic trainer in 2022.
Eric previously served as the Athletic Training Coordinator for the Boston Red Sox from 2019-2021, after serving as an affiliate athletic trainer in Triple A, Pawtucket (2017-2018), and Double A, Portland (2016).He began his professional baseball work with New York Mets at their Dominican Republic Academy in 2010 and also served as Latin American Coordinator (2011) and as an athletic trainer for the Short-A Brooklyn (2012-2013) and Single-A Savannah (2014-2015). Eric has served as athletic trainer for the World Baseball Classic (2017), as well as worked the Venezuelan Winter League (2014-2015), the Arizona Fall League (2012) and Dominican Winter League which included a Caribbean Series Championship in 2011. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Biology from the University of California, Davis and his Master’s in Athletic Training from Stephen F. Austin University.
Originally from Los Angeles, California, Eric resides in Pflugerville, Texas with his wife and two daughters.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Jeff Lewis

Jeff Lewis joined the Astros Major League staff as an assistant athletic trainer/physical therapist in 2021. Prior to that, he served as the club’s Minor League Rehabilitation Coordinator during the 2020 season. He received both his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (2019) and Bachelors in Athletic Training (2012) from Sacred Heart University. Prior to joining the Astros, Jeff served as a Physical Therapy Intern with the Cleveland Browns during the 2019 season. He also interned with the New York Football Giants in 2015.
Lewis is from Kendall Park, NJ and currently resides in Houston, Texas with his wife, Gerianne, and their dog, Tabi.