Right-handed pitcher who was an All-Star in 2007 with the Kansas City Royals and was named the AL Comeback Player of the Year in 2003 with the Seattle Mariners.
He played baseball at Acadiana High School in Louisiana.
He made his MLB debut in 1999 with the Mariners.
He was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Power-hitting right fielder Jay Buhner was his teammate on the Mariners.