Right-handed pitcher whose solid fastball was hampered by injuries. He made his MLB debut in 1998 for the Houston Astros.
He played baseball at Lamar High School in Colorado.
The Astros picked him in the first round of the 1994 draft.
He grew up in Lamar, Colorado.
Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was his teammate on the 2008 Cleveland Indians.