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Head Athletic Trainer

Kyle Torgerson

Kyle, 35, enters his third season as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Mariners after spending 7 years with the Arizona Diamondbacks, most recently as an Assistant Athletic Trainer. During his time with Arizona, he was also their Minor League Medical Coordinator (2016-18) and Manual Performance coordinator (2013-15). He spent 2012 as a trainer for the Royals’ Rookie-Advanced Idaho Falls. He graduated in 2012 from Weber State University with a master’s degree in athletic training and 2009 from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in physiology. He is a certified member of the NATA and the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). He currently resides in Edmonds, WA and enjoys participating in all competitive sports; including: golf, softball, basketball, and running.

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Assistant Athletic Trainer

Kevin Orloski

Kevin, 32, enters his second year in MLB as Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Mariners. He previously spent 10 years with the LA Dodgers, most recently as the Minor League Medical Coordinator from 2018-20. Prior to that, he spent time as Assistant Medical Coordinator (2016-18), Rehab Athletic Trainer (2013-15), and Athletic Trainer for the Rookie League AZL Dodgers in 2012. Prior to working in professional baseball, he completed one year as a seasonal assistant with the NFL’s NY Jets after graduating from Ithaca College in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine at the end of 2020, and is currently a certified member of the NATA and NSCA. Kevin currently resides in Buckeye, AZ and enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with his wife and dog.

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Assistant Athletic Trainer

Taylor Bennett

Taylor, 31, enters his second year in MLB as Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Mariners after spending 4 years in the minor leagues. A Page, Arizona native, Bennett began his baseball career as a certified athletic trainer with the Everett Aquasox. Bennett worked at New Mexico State University as the Baseball athletic trainer in 2014 and 2015. In 2016 he worked at the University of The Incarnate Word as an assistant football athletic trainer. Since joining the Mariners in 2017, Taylor has spent four minor league seasons between Everett (2017), Clinton (2018), Modesto (2019), and the alternate training site (2020). Taylor is a certified member of the NATA. Currently, Taylor resides in Phoenix, AZ with his wife Mollie and enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing, and golf.

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Senior Director of High Performance

Rob Scheidegger

Rob, 42, enters his first season as the Senior Director of High Performance for the Mariners after joining the team last year as Manager of Athletic Training. In his current role he supervises the Athletic Training, Rehab & Return to Play, Strength & Conditioning, Sports Science and Nutrition Departments. He spent the previous 18 years with the University of Washington Athletic Department, most recently as the Head Athletic Trainer and Associate Athletic Director for Health & Wellness. During his time with UW, he was also their Head Football Athletic Trainer (2005-19) and Assistant Athletic Trainer for baseball and football (2003-05). He graduated in 2002 from Central Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. He is a certified member of the NATA.