Left-handed starting pitcher known for an effective sinker who won 18 games during an All-Star 2012 season with the Texas Rangers.
He played baseball at South Granville in North Carolina.
In 2000, the Atlanta Braves took him in the third round of the MLB draft.
He married his wife Meghan Harrison in 2008.
He joined All-Star second baseman Ian Kinsler on the Rangers in 2008.