Resides in Quitman, La. with his wife, Vicki, and daughter, Olivia, born in March of 2002...graduated from Quitman (LA)
High School in 1987...attended a Phillies tryout camp in 1987, threw to three batters and was drafted by Philadelphia two weeks
later...scouted by Don Williams (Phillies)...played baseball, basketball and ran track in high school and was an All-State and
All-District selection in both baseball and basketball...enjoys hunting, fishing and playing golf...patterned his pitching style
after seeing Pittsburgh's Kent Tekulve pitch in the 1979 World Series.2004
Spent the majority of the season at Triple-A Albuquerque while having 18 relief outings for Florida in the early stages of
Went 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA for the Marlins from 5/13-6/24 after being selected from Albuquerque on 5/12.
Began his major league season with four straight scoreless outings from 5/13-18 (3.1 IP), but then allowed 11 runs on
18 hits over his next 14 games (15.0 IP), a 6.60 ERA.
Collected his only win on 5/30 vs. the Mets, working out of a blown save suffered as a result of a run scoring single and
solo HR by Jason Phillips.
Suffered only loss on 6/15 vs. CWS, allowing two runs on a hit and walk in 0.2 innings.
Fanned a season-high three batters on 6/24 vs. ATL, his final outing of the year with the Marlins.
Was designated for assignment on 6/28.
Posted a 4-2 record and 2.29 ERA with 11 saves at Triple-A Albuquerque while limiting opponents to a .173 batting
average in 34 appearances.
Allowed runs in just six of his 34 games for the Isotopes, while stringing together a 13-game scoreless streak from 4/26-
2003Appeared in seven games with Florida and nine contests with AAA Albuquerque...posted a 1.86 ERA with the Marlins
and a 3.72 ERA with the Isotopes...placed on the disabled list on 5/18 (retroactive to May 15) with appendicitis...underwent
surgery on 5/21 to remove the appendix and missed the remainder of the season...was transferred to the 60-day disabled list
on 6/22...began the year at AAA, pitching 9.2 innings in nine games...did not allow a run in six of the games, allowing a .176
batting average...joined the Marlins on 4/26 when his contract was selected from AAA...allowed three runs (two ER) on three
hits over 9.2 innings in seven games with Florida...opened the season with consecutive scoreless outings: 2.0 innings on 4/27
vs. STL and 0.2 innings on 8/28 at ARI...allowed two runs in one inning on 4/30 at ARI before concluding his season with four
May games without allowing an earned run (one unearned run allowed) over 6.0 innings...overall, posted three outings of 2.0
innings (4/27 vs. STL, 5/7 vs. SF and 5/10 vs. COL), allowing a combined total of no hits (no runs) with four walks and two
strikeouts...allowed a .097 batting average with Florida (3-31), including 1-18 in his last four games pitched.2002Saw 15 games with the Marlins, recording a 1-0 mark with a 5.27 ERA after joining the club on 8/24... allowed eight
runs over 13.2 innings with Florida...replaced RHP Josh Beckett, who was placed on the DL...made his first Marlins appearance
on 8/25 at SD and collected the victory, tossing one perfect inning...was his first Major League outing since 7/23/01 at BAL
and his first victory since 9/18/96 vs. Florida, with Philadelphia -- ended a span of 29 games pitched without a victory...saw
his ERA jump from 0.00 to 9.53 after two outings (9/4 at NYM and 9/6 at PIT) in which he allowed six runs on five hits over
1.1 innings, a 40.50 ERA...followed those outings with four straight scoreless appearances, 9/8-14 (2H, 1 BB, 4 SO)...allowed
two runs over his final nine games of the season, spanning 8.0 innings, a 2.25 ERA...issued one walk and struck out nine over
that span, including no walks over his last eight games (9/12-28) and two strikeouts in a game three times (9/8 at PIT, 9/25
at MON and 9/28 vs. PHI)...finished the year with four straight scoreless outings, 9/19-29, allowing two hits with five
strikeouts...spent the majority of the season at AAA Calgary, pitching 56 games for the Cannons and posting a 5-2 record with
14 saves and a 2.96 ERA...completed his season with the Cannons by throwing 13 consecutive scoreless outings, from
7/21-8/22, allowing eight hits and nine walks with 20 strikeouts over 18.0 innings...overall, allowed one run over 25.0 innings
(0.36 ERA) in his final 18 games and two runs in 42.1 innings (0.45 ERA) over his last 30 contests...registered seven saves
over 10 games pitched, from 6/18-7/14...allowed one run in 14.2 innings over that stretch, a 0.61 ERA...struck out a seasonhigh
five batters in 2.0 innings on 6/18 at Sacramento.