Right-handed starting pitcher known for a sinking low-to-mid-90s fastball; debuted in the major leagues for the New York Mets in 2006.
He played college baseball at Wichita State University.
He became a specialist in provoking groundball outs by pounding the lower half of the strike zone with his sinker and splitter.
He had a son named Chase with his wife Angela in 2009.
He played alongside All-Star third baseman David Wright on the Mets.