Athletic Trainer Bios
Minnesota Twins
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Head Athletic Trainer

Tony Leo

Tony Leo, 43, is entering his 7th season as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Minnesota Twins following 13 years in their minor league system. After graduating from Bowling Green State University, he began his career as intern Athletic Trainer with the GCL Twins in 1997. During the next 13 years he made stops throughout the Twins System at short-season Eliza- bethton (1998-99), single-A Quad Cities (2000-01), double-A New Britain (2002-04), and triple-A Rochester (2005-10). In 2003 he was selected to the Eastern League All-Star Game and in 2009 represented the International League in the AAA All-Star game. Tony is also a Fellow of Applied Functional Science thru the Grey Institute. Leo, a native of Salem, OH, re- sides in Schaumburg, IL with his wife Jennifer and daughter Olivia.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Masa Abe

Masamichi Abe is entering his first season in the major leagues as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Minnesota Twins. Abe recently completed his seventh season as an athletic trainer in some capacity in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, spending 2016-17 with Triple-A Reno, 2014-15 with Double-A Mobile, 2013 with High-A Visalia, 2012 with Rookie-Missoula, and 2011 with the AZL Diamondbacks. He also trained for the Japanese Team during the World Baseball Classic in 2017 and in the Arizona Fall League in 2013 and ’14. He was named 2017 Pacific Coast League Athletic Trainer of the Year and 2012 Pioneer League Athletic Trainer of Year. He graduated with a degree in exercise science from the University of Arkansas, including a master’s degree in biomechanics, there he also served as graduate assistant athletic trainer for U of A baseball team 2008-2010. He was athletic trainer/strength conditioning intern in 2007. He earned a B.S. in Kinesiology – Athletic Training from the University of Northern Colorado. Abe is originally from Nagoya, Japan, recently resides in Scottsdale, AZ.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Matt Biancuzzo

Matt Biancuzzo, 34, is entering his first season in the major leagues as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Minnesota Twins. Biancuzzo comes to the Twins with 12 years of experience in athletic training, most recently as a performance medicine therapist and athletic trainer for Cirque du Soleil from 2010-17. Prior to that, Biancuzzo served as an assistant athletic trainer for Georgia Southern University from 2008-10 and as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for Florida State University from 2006-08. In addition to his athletic training experience, he also served as a strength and conditioning intern in 2009 for Cressey Sports Performance. He earned a master’s degree in sports administration from Florida State University and a B.S. in Health Sciences – Athletic Training from the University of Central Florida. Biancuzzo, a native of Bristol, RI, resides in Las Vegas, NV.