The Illinois State University graduate began his career in professional baseball with the Astros in 1990 before joining the Red Sox in 1994, where he stayed until 2005. From 2001-05, he served as assistant athletic trainer and rehabilitation coordinator for the Red Sox, then was a rehabilitation specialist for the Mets from 2007-10.
Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.