On hand to help interpret those health reports: Longtime organizational trainer John Maxwell, The Union-Tribune wrote.
"This is a risky business, so why add to it?" Padres' vice president of scouting and player development Grady Fuson told The Union-Tribune of all the preparation.
Maxwell offered the Padres nearly two decades of experience as an athletic trainer, most of that time spent with San Diego. Maxwell served as a trainer and adviser in the minors and even made a AAA All-Star game.
Maxwell started at San Diego State University in 1987. He graduated that year and became a certified trainer in 1989, according to his Best card back.
He then served as trainer for Team USA Volleyball in 1989 and 1990. He also served as trainer with the Padres in the rookie Arizona League and at single-A Charleston.
Maxwell continued with the Padres, serving at various levels of the minors, including AA Mobile. In 2001, he became trainer at AAA Portland. He stayed with Portland until 2005 and returned in 2008. In between, he served as the team's minor league medical coordinator.
He served as the Pacific Coast League trainer in the 2004 AAA All-Star game. In March 2008, he went along with the big club for an exhibition game in China.
Maxwell has since left baseball, but he's still in sports medicine. He serves in 2016 as a physical therapist in San Diego.
- San Diego Union-Tribune, June 7, 2006: Padres spend first 3 picks on hitters
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