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Boston Red Sox alter sports medicine service for 2013

The Red Sox announced a change to their sports medicine service for the 2013 season.

Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

The Boston Red Sox announced plans on Thursday to change aspects of their sports medicine program for the upcoming 2013 season.

The additions, announced by General Manager Ben Cherington, are part of a reassembling of the program that began back in January, and is aimed at introducing new philosophies and ideas for treatment for players, according to a press release.

New additions include Laurence J. Ronan, MD, who was named medical director, and Dan Dyrek, PT, DPT, who was named coordinator, sports medicine service. Pete Asnis, MD, meanwhile will continue as head team orthopedist.

According to the release, many members of the current sports medicine staff will remain in their current positions. They include Rick Jameyson as head athletic trainer and Jim Rowe as medical operations coordinator. Masai Takahashi and Brad Pearson will continue their roles as assistant athletic trainers, and Pat Sandora will continue as major league strength and conditioning coach. Mike Boyle will continue as strength and conditioning consultant, and Russell Nua will continue as massage therapist while Tara Mardigan will continue as team nutritionist.