Athletic Trainer Bios
San Diego Padres
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Head Athletic Trainer

Mark Rogow

Mark Rogow, 51, enters his 6th season with the Padres as their Head Athletic Trainer. Mark joined the Padres after five years with the U.S. Dept. of Defense, serving as Sports Medicine Program Manager for Naval Special Warfare (Navy SEALs) Group 1 – NAB Coronado. Prior to working for the D.O.D., Mark spent 20 years working in professional baseball. He was the Minor League Medical Coordinator for the New York Mets for five seasons (2006-10) and prior to the Mets, he worked for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization from 1991-2005. He was the Pirates’ Major League Assistant Athletic Trainer and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for five seasons (2001-05) and in 2002 he and the Pirates’ Major League Athletic Training Staff were voted by their peers as Major League Athletic Training Staff of the Year. Prior to being with the major league club he served as their Minor League Athletic Training, Rehab, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for four seasons (1997-2000). He also served as their athletic trainer for the Carolina Mudcats (1996), Bradenton Pirates (1991-95) and in the offseason worked as an athletic trainer for the Chandler Diamondbacks (1994) in the Arizona Fall League and with the Honolulu Sharks (1996) of the Hawaiian Winter League. Mark graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences. Mark resides in Carlsbad, Calif with his wife, Cheryl, and their three children, Spencer, Preston and Hayden.

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Assistant Athletic Trainer

Ben Fraser

after spending the previous two seasons as the Minor League Athletic Training Coordinator. Prior to joining the Padres, Fraser spent five seasons as the Assistant Athletic Training Coordinator for the Seattle Mariners from 2013-2017 and spent four seasons as a minor league athletic trainer with the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2009-2012. Ben graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training and Exercise Leadership and earned his Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from Indiana State University. A native of Racine, WI, Ben resides in Surprise, AZ with his wife, Melissa and their two children, Harper, and Jack.

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Assistant Athletic Trainer

Ricky Huerta

Ricky Huerta, 35, enters his second season as an Assistant Athletic Trainer and his 11th sea- son with the Padres. While working in the minor leagues he was chosen as one of the Arizona Fall League Athletic Trainers in 2012 and 2016. In 2018 Ricky was voted by his peers as Athletic Trainer of the Year for the California League. Ricky resides in San Diego, CA with his wife, Brittany, and their son Jayden, and daughters Juliana and Jaylynn.