Athletic Trainer Bios
Toronto Blue Jays
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Head Athletic Trainer

Nikki Huffman

Nikki begins her third season with the Toronto Blue Jays organization and her second at the MLB level. She enters her first season as the Head Athletic Trainer after serving as the Rehab Coordinator in 2016 and Head Physical therapist in 2017. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2012 after completing her Bachelors in Athletic Training from Averett University in 2009. She is a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist as recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association. Her career has included time spent at Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy, followed by a Sports Physical Therapy Residency, and then a Fellowship at Duke University where she worked with Division I athletes in football, basketball, baseball and Olympic sports. During this time, Nikki was involved with research conducted in the Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Laboratory (K-Lab) as well served as a clinician for collegiate and professional athletes. She continued this work post fellowship prior to joining the Toronto Blue Jays Organization. Nikki is a native of Hickory, NC and currently resides in Dunedin, FL.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Jose Ministral

Jose Julian Ministral, 44, begins his sixth season with the Toronto Blue Jays Organization and first year as the Assistant Athletic Trainer. A Summit, NJ native, Jose earned his undergraduate degree from Springfield College and is certified by the 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-A 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 Palm Harbor, Florida during the off-season with his wife Jenna and children Gillyan and Kirk.

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Asst. Athletic Trainer

Voon Chong

Voon, 47, is entering his 17th season overall with the Blue Jays organization and his 1st 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) from 2004-2009 and Buffalo, NY (AAA) from 2010-2017.  He was voted the Eastern League Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2007 & 2008 and was selected to represent the Blue Jays in the Hawaii Winter Baseball League (Honolulu Sharks) in 2006 and Arizona Fall League (Scottsdale Scorpions) in 2007.  Prior to 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.  He was born in Ipoh, Malaysia and currently resides in Coquitlam, BC. 

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Assistant Physical Therapist

Scott Peters

Scott enters his first season as the assistant physical therapist after serving the past two seasons in a part-time role with the organization. A native of Altona, Manitoba, Scott obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Duke University in 2017 after receiving his Bachelors in Athletic Training and Corporate Fitness from Minot State University (ND) in 2013. He completed a Masters degree in Management from Minot State in 2014 while serving as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach with the baseball program for the Division II University. Other previous experience includes an athletic training internship with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2012) in Tempe, AZ, assistant athletic trainer for the Lowell Spinners (Boston Red Sox, 2014), and game day assistant with the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL, 2015-2016). He is currently pursuing a Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy.