All-Star pitcher who spent his first six seasons with the Oakland Athletics before being traded to the Atlanta Braves prior to the 2005 season. He led the American League in wins in 2000 and was named 2010 National League Comeback Player of the Year. He won the World Series as a member of the San Francisco Giants in 2014.
Despite winning the 1993 AISA state championship, he was not offered any D1 scholarships and attended Chattahoochee Valley Community College instead.
He was named to two American League All-Star teams while playing for the Athletics, in 2000 and 2004, then became a National League All-Star for the first time in his career in 2010 with the Braves.
His wife Kim gave birth to their daughter Kennedy Rose in July 2001. He also has a daughter named Tess and a son named Kade.
He pitched alongside Barry Zito in the Oakland Athletics' rotation.