Athletic Trainer Bios
New York Yankees
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Director of Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Mike Schuk

Schuk, 38, in his second season as Director of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2021 after spending six seasons as the team’s Physical Therapist and Assistant Athletic Trainer from 2014-19. Before joining the Yankees, Schuk worked on the THOR3 initiative from 2012- 14, a program designated to aid the physical and mental abilities of Army Special Forces. Prior to his work with the Army, he served as an athletic trainer in the Cleveland Indians’ minor league system in 2006 and again in 2010. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2005 and earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 2010.

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Head Athletic Trainer

Tim Lentych

Lentych, 42, in his second year serving as the Yankees’ Head Athletic Trainer and his 18th season with the organization. He spent the four seasons (2016-19) as the Yankees’ Assistant Athletic Trainer after serving as the club’s Minor League Head Athletic Trainer from 2012-15. He began his Yankees career in 2004 as the trainer for short-season Single-A Staten Island before holding the same role for Single-A Charleston from 2005-07. From 2008-11, he was the head trainer for Double-A Trenton, earning Eastern League “Athletic Trainer of the Year” honors in 2009. Lentych earned his Bachelor’s degree in applied sciences and technology with a concentration in athletic training from Ball State University in 2002 and worked as an athletic training intern with the Baltimore Orioles that year. He earned a Master’s degree from the University of Tennessee in 2004.

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Head Athletic Trainer

Alfonso Malaguti

Malaguti, 34, in his second season as the Yankees’ Assistant Athletic Trainer and tenth in the Yankees’ organization. Most recently served as the Yankees International player development Athletic Trainer from 2018-2019. Joined the Yankees as an Athletic Trainer intern with Single-A Tampa in 2010 and served in the same role with Player Development in 2011… Was the GCL Yankees Athletic Trainer before becoming the Latin America Medical Coordinator from 2012-2015. Served as an Athletic Trainer with the US Men’s National Softball Team from 2017-2019, which included the 2019 Lima Pan American games. In 2016, founded Centro de Medicina Deportiva Malaguti, a sports medicine clinic and rehab center in Juan Dolio, D.R. that works with patients of all ages and specializes in the examination and program development of professional and amateur baseball players. Won the GCL Athletic Trainer of the year award in 2014. Earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of South Florida in 2011. Is a native of Maracay, Venezuela.

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Director of Medical Services

Steve Donohue

Donohue, 64, will begin his 43rd consecutive season in the Yankees organization and second as the team’s Director of Medical Services in 2021. He served as the team’s Head Athletic Trainer for eight seasons (2012-19) after spending 26 years (1986-2011) as the Yankees’ Assistant Athletic Trainer under Gene Monahan, during which time he shared MLB’s “Athletic Training Staff of the Year” honors in 1990 and 2010. In January 2020, he was inducted into the New York State Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame and in January 2018, he was named the winner of the “Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award” by the National Athletic Trainers Association. He began his athletic training career in 1979 at the Yankees’ Double-A West Haven affiliate before being promoted to Double-A Nashville (1980-81) and Triple-A Columbus (1982-85). Donohue is a 1974 graduate of Cardinal Spell- man High School in the Bronx and a 1979 graduate of the University of Louisville. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and on the organization’s public relations committee, and is also a member of the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association. Donohue and his wife, Paula, have two daughters, Shannon and Margaret.