Married, with two children... Is a 1990 graduate
of Pinecrest (NC) HS, where he played baseball, basketball
and football... Was recruited by several NCAA Division I
schools as a fullback in football... Drafted in the 4th round of
the 1990 First Year Player Draft by the Chicago White Sox...
Signed by Sox scouts Alexs Cosmidis & Danny Monzon...
Born and still lives in Southern Pines, North Carolina.2005Signed a Minor League contract with the
Orioles on January 17... Began the season at AAA Ottawa
and also pitched for Texas between his two stints with the
Orioles... Signed to a minor league contract and was sent to
AAA Ottawa to begin the season... His contract was purchased
on May 21 and he pitched out of the bullpen until being
designated for assignment on July 18... Was claimed off
waivers by Texas on July 21... Appeared in eight games for
the Rangers before being reclaimed off waivers by the Orioles
on August 22 and rejoined the team two days later...
Made his first appearance for the Orioles on May 29 vs. Detroit
with 1.0 IP, allowing one hit while striking out two... In his
first stint with the Orioles, pitched to a 2.12 ERA in 12 relief
outings (22.1IP, 17H, 4R/ER, 3BB, 12K) before being
claimed by Texas on July 21... Earned his 2nd career save
with a scoreless 9th inning in Texas' 11-8 win over the Orioles
in 11 innings on July 27 at Camden Yards... Was the
losing pitcher on July 26 against the Orioles at Camden
Yards and on August 11 at New York, his last game for
Texas before being designated for assignment.