Athletic Trainer Bios
Kansas City Royals
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Head Athletic Trainer

Nick Kenney

Nick Kenney, 47, is entering his 12th season as head athletic trainer with the Kansas City Royals. He had spent the previous five years as the assistant athletic trainer with the Cleve- land Indians after two years with the Cincinnati Reds. Kenney was the American League host for the 2012 MLB All-Star game. Prior to working in baseball, Kenney spent seven years as an athletic trainer with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the International Hockey League. The Wilmington, Ohio, native and Wilmington College graduate also worked from 2000 to 2002 as the program manager of sports medicine for TriHealth in Cincinnati. When not working, Kenney enjoys lifting weights and fishing. He lives in Overland Park, KS with wife, Patty, and their children, Paige, Colin, Nathan, and Madison.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Kyle Turner

Kyle is entering his 12th season as an assistant athletic trainer with the Kansas City Royals. From 2007 to 2009, he served as the Royals’ minor league medical coordinator after spending 7 seasons with the Texas Rangers in different capacities in the minor leagues: Turner played 4 years of Division 1 baseball while at SUU and took his 1st Athletic Training position as the Head Athletic Trainer at Northern Oklahoma College. After spending 2 and half years at NOC he committed to his Professional Baseball career. Kyle enjoys playing golf, hunting, fishing, home improvement projects but most importantly, spending time with his wife Wendy and two beautiful daughters, Brooke and Malia.

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Physical Therapist / Rehab Director

Jeffrey Blum

Jeff Blum is entering his 14th season as the Kansas City Royals Major League Physical Therapist and Rehab Director. He had spent the previous six years with the Atlanta Braves serving as the Minor League Rehab Coordinator from 2006 – 2007. Prior to working in base- ball, Blum was a Student Athletic Trainer, CNA/PRA, and played baseball while at Illinois College. When not working, Jeff enjoys outdoor activities and his family. He lives in Blue Springs, MO with his wife Heather, and their children, Maranatha, Austin, and Samuel.

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Assistant Athletic Trainer

Chris DeLucia

Chris is entering his 3rd season as the Royals Soft tissue specialist / 2nd assistant Athletic Trainer. He has spent the past nine seasons as the Royals Minor League Medical Coordinator / Draft Medical Coordinator and is entering his 28th year in professional baseball. Prior to working in professional baseball, DeLucia worked as a student athletic trainer and was a collegiate soccer player. When not working, Chris enjoys, mountain biking, hiking, golfing and spending time with his family. He resides in Goodyear, Arizona in the off season.