Right-handed starting pitcher who was an All-Star in 2001 and 2002, led the AL in ERA in 2001, and won a World Series in 2005.
The Houston Astros signed him as an amateur free agent in 1993.
He began his MLB career with the Seattle Mariners in 1999.
He was born in Caracas, Venezuela.
Feisty catcher A.J. Pierzynski was his teammate on the World Series championship White Sox team.