Dodgers expected to name Sue Falsone head athletic trainer

The Dodgers are set to make Sue Falsone the first female head athletic trainer in major league history, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because the move won’t be officially announced until next week.

Falsone has spent considerable time in the Dodgers’ clubhouse. As the team’s physical therapist from 2008-10, she traveled with the team and was popular with players. She was a consultant for the club last season.

Stan Conte, the Dodgers’ head athletic trainer the last five years, will remain with the organization and continue to oversee its medical department.

The Dodgers’ training staff will undergo major changes this off-season. Assistant athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk left the team to become head athletic trainer of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Strength and conditioning coach Brendon Huttmann and physical therapist Jeremiah Randall followed Tomczyk to Pittsburgh.