Director of Player Health
Ron Porterfield, 57, is entering his fifth year as Director of Player Health with the Los Angeles Dodgers after serving the previous twelve years as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Tampa Bay Rays, and three years as the Assistant Athletic Trainer before that. He is also the president elect of PBATS. Prior to his move to the Major Leagues, Porterfield spent 15 years in the Minor Leagues. From 1988 to 1996, he worked his way through the ranks of the Houston Astros organization. In 1997, Porterfield was hired by the Tampa Bay Rays to serve as their Minor League medical and rehabilitation coordinator until he was promoted to the Major League club. A Santa Fe, N.M., native, Porterfield is a certified member of the NATA. In 2013 was honored to work the Major League All Star Game in New York. In 2009, Porterfield shared honors with Paul Harker and Nick Paparesta as “Major League Athletic Training Staff of the Year. In 2005, Porterfield shared honors with Ken Crenshaw as “Major League Athletic Training Staff of the Year.” Porterfield and his wife Barbara live in Peoria, AZ., with their children, Alec (23) and Abbey (20).