Athletic Trainer Bios
Texas Rangers
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Sr. Director of Medical Operations

Jamie Reed

Jamie Reed, 59, is entering his 19th season with the Texas Rangers organization. From 1997 to 2002, Reed was head athletic trainer for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He also was the assistant athletic trainer for the Baltimore Orioles from 1989 to 1996. While at the Orioles, Reed shared “Major League Baseball Athletic Training Staff of the Year” honors in 1995 with Richie Bancells. Prior to his Major League appointment in 1989, Reed spent seven seasons in the Orioles’ Minor League system with teams in Bluefield (Rookie League), Hagerstown (Class A), Charlotte (Class AA) and Rochester (Class AAA). Reed is a former American League assistant athletic trainer representative on the PBATS Executive Committee. He spoke at MLB’s 1999 Rookie Development Program. In December 2003 Reed traveled to Japan to address the Japanese Professional Baseball Athletics Trainers Society (JPBATS). He also served as one of the athletic trainer’s for the 2006 Japan All-Star trip. He has been selected as American League All-Star athletic trainer for both the 2000 and 2008 teams. In December 2001, he was selected by his peers as the new president of PBATS, and was re-elected to the position in 2003 and again in 2005. He also served on the Board as Immediate Past President until 2013. A native of Annapolis, MD., Reed served as athletic trainer for the U.S. Naval Academy’s football and basketball teams from 1982 to 1984, and again in 1988.Reed co-chairs the Red Romo Scholarship that provides the expenses to pay for an extra athletic trainer for the Naval Academy Sports Program. Reed lives in Grand Prairie, Texas, with his wife Jean. They have three children and seven grandchildren that all live in Texas.

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Head Athletic Trainer

Matt Lucero

Matt Lucero, 52, is entering his fourth season as Head Athletic Trainer with the Texas Rangers organization. He is in his 17th season with the club overall. He was the Minor League Rehabilitation Coordinator in 2006, the Minor League Medical Coordinator from 2007 – 2010, and was added to the Major League staff prior to the 2011 season. Lucero’s career began with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Rookie team in Princeton, West Virginia (1999), followed by the Rays Class A Charleston Riverdogs (2000), Rays High A Bakersfield Blaze (2001 and 2002), Rays Double A Orlando Rays (2003), and Rays Double A Montgomery Biscuits (2004 and 2005). He is a graduate of New Mexico State University where he obtained a BS in Athletic Training Education. Born in Fairview, NM, Lucero now resides in Grapevine, Texas with his wife Regina and their children Madyson, Andres and Max.

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Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jacob Newburn

Jacob Newburn, 39, is joining the Texas Rangers medical staff for his third season in MLB, his 16th season overall with the organization. Newburn began his baseball career in Spokane (2006-2007), making stops in Clinton, Iowa (Low-A, 2008), Bakersfield (High-A, 2009-2010), Hickory (Low-A, 2011-2013), Myrtle Beach (High-A, 2014), High Desert (High-A, 2015), and Frisco (2016-2018) before reaching his current post. Following the 2018 season he was promoted to the Rehabilitation Coordinator before later being promoted once more to the Major league Assistant Athletic Trainer. He received his Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Tulsa and his Masters of Science in Kinesiology from UNLV. Born in Richardson, TX, Newburn now resides in Dallas, TX.