American professional baseball player who is known for his work with the Washington Nationals of the MLB. He is a pitcher who is known for his cut fastball and circle changeup. He has also played for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Kansas City Royals.
After graduating from Valley View High School, he began playing college baseball for USC. He was drafted to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1998 where he began his professional career.
He was born and raised in Long Beach, California. He married his wife Sarah and together they have five children. His uncle Steve Barr played in the major league for the Boston Red Sox.