Lefty specialist reliever who made his big league debut in 1997 with the Kansas City Royals and led the league in relief appearances with 81 in 2007.
He attended Warren County High School in Tennessee.
From 2002-2006, he played for the Detroit Tigers.
He has two sons, Ross and James, and two daughters, Harlee and Hannah.
Speedy outfielder Johnny Damon was his teammate on the Royals.