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Astros hire new head athletic trainer from Pirates

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Houston has found a replacement for Nate Lucero.

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A familiar face in the Astros dugout was in need of replacement this offseason. Head athletic trainer Nate Lucero was not retained by the Astros this offseason. Former Pittsburgh Pirates Assistant Athletic Trainer Jeremiah Randall will replace Luceron.

Randall has spent three seasons with the Pirates with the title of major league rehab coordinator and physical therapist. In 2014, the Pirates athletic training staff was voted Major League Athletic Training Staff of the Year by member of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society.

Randall spent the previous two years in the Dodgers system.

Randall's resume from pbats.com:

Jeremiah received his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in 2009 from the University of Miami (FL).

He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS and went on to the University of Kansas to obtain his athletic training degree.

Randall spent time as an intern in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots