Right-handed starting pitcher who began his career with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2006 and was named to his first All-Star game in 2011. He was traded to the Kansas City Royals in 2013 and he helped the team reach the 2014 World Series. He then signed with the San Diego Padres in 2015.
He attended Louisiana State University on a full baseball scholarship and was named the 16th best high school prospect in 2000 by Baseball America.
He and sports writer Bill Chastain wrote the 2011 book, "September Nights: Hunting the Beasts of the American League East."
He married Ryane Barber in November 2007 in Kauai, Hawaii.
He pitched alongside star pitcher David Price on the Rays.