SAN DIEGO - Nothing official from the Phillies yet, but the team has apparently hired a new head athletic trainer.
According to multiple baseball sources, the Phils have hired Paul Buchheit for the position. Buchheit was most recently an assistant athletic trainer on the staff of the Boston Red Sox.
Buchheit replaces Scott Sheridan, who became the Phillies' head athletic trainer in October 2006. Sheridan's contract was not renewed after last season. General manager Matt Klentak declined to talk about specific reasons for the change last month.
Sheridan served on the National League's athletic training staff for the All-Star Game in July. He was instrumental in helping Chase Utley continue his career after the second baseman developed serious knee issues earlier this decade (see story).
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