Tall, soft-tossing left-handed starting pitcher known for a solid changeup and curveball; he debuted for the Colorado Rockies in 2004.
He was educated at Burnsview Junior Secondary School.
He pitched for the Kansas City Royals in 2011.
He married Allison Padfield December 31, 2005.
First baseman Todd Helton was his teammate on the Rockies.