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Dodgers set to name 1st female head athletic trainer in MLB history

October 28, 2011 |  8:44 am

Dodgersbig1The Dodgers are set to make Sue Falsone the first female head athletic trainer in baseball history, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because the move won’t be officially announced until next week.

Falsone has already spent considerable time in the Dodgers’ clubhouse, as she was the team’s physical therapist from 2008-10. She traveled with the team and was popular with players. She was a consultant from the club last season.

Stan Conte, the Dodgers’ head athletic trainer for the last five years, will remain with the organization and continue to oversee its medical department.

The Dodgers’ training staff will undergo major changes this off-season.

Assistant athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk left the team to become the head athletic trainer of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Strength and conditioning coach Brendon Huttmann and physical therapist Jeremiah Randall followed Tomczyk to Pittsburgh.

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