Athletic Trainer Bios
Toronto Blue Jays
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Head Athletic Trainer

Jose Ministral

Jose Julian Ministral, 46, begins his eighth season with the Toronto Blue Jays Organization and first year as the Head Athletic Trainer. A Summit, NJ native, Jose earned his undergraduate degree from Springfield College and is certified by the, CATA, NATA, and NSCA. He was named to the position of Assistant Athletic Training Coordinator in 2013, a position he held until becoming the Minor League Athletic Training Coordinator in 2016. Jose began his baseball career in 1998 with the Pittsburgh Pirates Organization as a GCL Intern, spending 14 years with the organization as a minor league athletic trainer. He spent six seasons (2003-05&2007-09) as Pittsburgh’s Triple-Athletic trainer. Also served as athletic trainer at Lynchburg (A) in 2002 and as the Pirates Minor League Rehab Coordinator in 200l. Jose resides in Florida during the off-season with his wife and 2 children.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Voon Chong

Voon, 49, is entering his 19th season overall with the Blue Jays organization and his 3rd on the Major League staff as Assistant Athletic Trainer. He began his baseball athletic training career with the Blue Jays in Medicine Hat (Rookie A) in 2002 and has made stops in Charleston, WV (A) 2003; Manchester, NH (AA)from2004-2009andBuffalo,NY(AAA)from2010-2017. He was voted theE astern League Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2007 & 2008 and was selected to represent the Blue Jays in the Hawaii Winter Base- ballLeague(HonoluluSharks)in2006andArizonaFallLeague(ScottsdaleScorpions)in2007. Priorto baseball, Voon represented Canada as an Athletic Trainer/Equipment Manager on the Canadian U-20 National Soccer Team at the World Youth Cup in 1997 (Malaysia) and 2001 (Argentina), 2001 Canadian U-23 National Soccer Team at Francophone Games in Ottawa and Canadian Olympic National Soccer Team in the 2003 Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Voon graduated from Simon Fraser University, BC with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Kinesiology in 1998 and is certified by the CATA and NATA. He was born in Ipoh, Malaysia and currently resides in Coquitlam, BC.

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Assistant Physical Therapist

Drew MacDonald

Drew, 33, is entering his 1st season on the Major League staff as the 2nd Assistant Athletic Trainer and 10th season with the Blue Jays. A graduate of Sheridan College’s Athletic Therapy program, Drew interned for the Blue Jays in 2008 before being hired on to serve as the Bluefield Athletic Trainer in 2011. Since then he has made professional stops in Vancouver (2012), Lansing (2013-2017) and New Hampshire (2018) prior to serving as the Assistant Medical and Athletic Training Coordinator in 2019. MacDonald also spent time with Baseball Canada’s Junior National Team in 2010 and represented the Blue Jays organization as a trainer in the Arizona Fall League in 2015. Originally, from Teeswater, On he currently re- sides in Paris, On with his wife Heidi and his son Max.