Two-time All-Star pitcher who threw for seven MLB teams from 1997 to 2013, and won a World Series Championship in 2004 with the Boston Red Sox.
He earned a basketball scholarship to Eastern Michigan University, but passed on it after being selected in the 8th round of the 1991 MLB Draft.
On April 27, 2002, he threw a no-hitter against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
He had three kids with his first wife, Trinka Lowe; he married his second wife, Carolyn Hughes, in 2008.
In a wildly lopsided trade, he and Jason Varitek were sent from the Seattle Mariners to the Boston Red Sox his rookie year, in exchange for Heathcliff Slocumb.