Director of Medical Services
Lonnie Soloff, 41, is beginning his third year as Senior Director of Medical Services after spending ten years as head athletic trainer for the Cleveland Indians. In this role, Lonnie leads the organization’s efforts in research and development pertaining to physical development, performance enhancement and injury prevention while assisting club executives in short-term and long-term injury risk assessments relative to strategic amateur and professional player personnel decisions. Lonnie continues to supervise the organization’s Athletic Trainers, Strength & Conditioning Coaches and Team Physicians, overseeing injury treatment, rehabilitation systems and physical development at both the Major League and Minor League levels. Active in teaching orthopedics and baseball sports medicine, Soloff participates in clinical research and lectures. In addition to sharing the honor of Major League Athletic Training Staff of the Year and Dick Martin Awards in 2007, Soloff was chosen to serve as American League athletic trainer for the 2012 MLB All-Star game. ((Moved from the top of paragraph)) Prior to joining the Indians organization in 2003, Lonnie served as physical therapist from 1999-2002 and assistant athletic trainer in 2003 for the Cincinnati Reds. A member of the NATA and APTA, Soloff began his career in baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1996 as part of the PBATS internship program. A native of New Orleans, Soloff lives in Avon Lake, Ohio with his wife and three children.