All-Star pitcher who won the AL Cy Young Award with the Kansas City Royals in 2009. He pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2009 to 2015, then signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
He turned down a scholarship to Clemson and was drafted out of Apopka High School by the Royals.
In 2013, he helped lead the Dodgers to a National League West title and to the NLCS where they were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals.
He has a younger brother named Luke. He married Miss Daytona Beach USA 2008 and former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Emily Kuchar in 2009. They welcomed their first son, Bode, in 2015.
He pitched alongside Clayton Kershaw during his time on the Dodgers.