Lefty relief pitcher known for his power fastball and solid curve, he was an All-Star in 2010 and won a World Series in 2011 with the St. Louis Cardinals.
He played baseball at La Vega High School in Waco, Texas.
He made his MLB debut in 1991 with the Baltimore Orioles.
He was born and raised in Waco, Texas.
Smooth-swinging first baseman John Olerud was his teammate on the Seattle Mariners.