For many years, the Los Angeles Dodgers have had the privilege of one of best training staffs in all of Major League Baseball. On Saturday, the organization lost a member of that staff as
vice president of medical services and head athletic trainer Stan Conte resigned, effective immediately.
The concept of losing a staff member with such experience is never easy to deal with, as Conte has served by the Dodgers side since 2006. “I want to thank the Dodger organization and specifically each and every one of the dedicated medical staff for their support these last nine seasons in Los Angeles,” Conte said.
“My resignation will allow me to focus on my research in baseball injury analytics as I remain committed to determining the causes and effects of various baseball injuries.” Conte’s successful professional career in has set the stage for him to be able to compile the information to improve baseball in terms of injuries and how the sport operates.
Conte spent 15 seasons in the San Francisco Giants’ organization, with the last seven as head athletic trainer. In October 2006, the Dodgers signed Conte as the director of medical services and head athletic trainer. Prior to the 2013 season, Conte was then promoted to vice president of medical Services.
Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman wished farewell to the longtime employee not only as the trainer, but also as a person who has made significant contributions to the fields of sports medicine.
“I want to thank Stan for his contributions to the Dodgers over the past nine years as well as all he has done for the entire community of sports medicine,” Friedman said. “He was an integral member of the organization and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”