Married, wife's name is Erin...They have 3 children, Trey (8), Ally-Reese (6), and Trevor (2)...Graduated
from Minoa HS in East Syracuse, NY...Attended Onondaga CC in Syracuse...Was selected by the
Dodgers in the 54th round of the 1990 First Year Player Draft...Signed by Los Angeles scout Bob Miske.2007Began the season with AAA Norfolk and went 1-0 ith a 0.00 ERA in 9 games for the Tides spanning
11.1 innings...Appeared in 6 of his first 8 games after the Orioles purchased his contract from Norfolk on May 5...Pitched a scoreless inning that day vs. Cleveland in his first big league appearance this year...Allowed 5 ER on 7 hits in 1.2 innings at Boston on May 12...Did not make his next appearance until
May 25...Had five straight scoreless appearances spanning 5.2 IP, May 25-June 8...Pitched a season-high 2.0
innings on June 2 at Los Angeles...Allowed runs in each of his last three outings from June 9-15, a total of 5 ER in 2.0 IP, before being
released on June 16...Signed with the Colorado Rockies and spent the rest of the season in their organization.2006Led the Orioles pitching staff with 62 relief appearances despite missing the first 26 days of the season while on the disabled list...Was activated on April 29...Entered games with 39 inherited runners aboard and allowed 17 (43.6%) to score, the 7th highest
percentage among qualifying American League relievers (30 or more IRs)...Opposing batters hit .323
off him (76-235)...Was sidelined in spring training before being placed on the DL on April 1 with right shoulder inflammation...Pitched in 4 games on rehab assignment with AA Bowie, April 20-26, going scoreless in his first 3
outings before allowing 2 runs on 4 hits in 2.0 IP in his last appearance...Worked a perfect inning in his first appearance for the Orioles on April 29 vs. Seattle...Did not allow
a run in his first 4 outings...Allowed runs in 7 of his next 13 games, May 5 through June 2, pitching to a 7.07 ERA (14.0IP,
11ER)...His ERA reached a season-high 5.30 at that point (18.2IP, 11ER)...Followed that stretch with a season-high 6 consecutive scoreless outings (5.2IP), June 3-12...From
June 3 through July 1, allowed 3 runs in in 13 games (14.0IP) and lowered his ERA to 3.86...Allowed a season-high 3 earned runs on 3 occasions, including twice in a span of 6 appearances,
July 6 at Chicago and July 22 at Tampa Bay...First time came on May 26 at Los Angeles when he took
the loss while allowing a season-high 5 hits in 0.1 inning...Pitched 1.2 scoreless innings for his 2nd career save on May 2 vs. Toronto...His first came on 8/17/05
at Oakland...Earned the win with 2.0 scoreless innings on May 12 vs. Kansas City...Lost his next 3 decisions and
had 2 blown saves before picking up his 2nd win on June 24 vs. Washington...Charged with a blown save and loss on May 16 vs. Boston, allowing an inherited tying run and goahead
run to score in the 6th inning of a 6-5 loss...Struck out a season-high three batters and stranded two inherited runners in 1.2 scoreless innings
on May 23 at Seattle...Pitched 1.2 scoreless innings on June 4 vs. New York, inducing a pair of double plays...Entered with
the bases loaded and one out in 8th inning and got a one-pitch, 1-2-3 double play to end the inning...Suffered his 2nd blown save on June 8 vs. Toronto, allowing all 3 inherited runners to score...Was
charged with the loss on June 20 vs. Florida, allowing the tying and go-ahead runs to score...Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings on June 24 vs. Washington, earning the win when the Orioles scored
in the bottom of the 9th to win, 3-2...Worked 2.0 scoreless innings in second game of a doubleheader on June 28 vs. Phillies...Entered
with the bases loaded and none out in the 6th inning and stranded all 3 runners...Suffered a blown save on July 30, allowing a 3-run home run to Jermaine Dye in the 8th inning to
give Chicago the lead before the O's came back in 9th to win...Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings on August 2 vs. Seattle after allowing an inherited runner to score in
each of his previous 4 appearances...Pitched 1.2 innings on August 5 vs. New York, retiring four batters, including an inning-ending double
play in the 7th with 2 runners aboard...Allowed 2 runs and 2 hits in 0.1 inning on August 13 at Boston, ending a stretch in which he retired
10 straight batters over his previous three outings starting August 5...Was charged with the loss and a blown save after allowing a 2-run home run to Frank Thomas following
a 2-out error on September 1 at Oakand.2005Spent a full season in the majors for the first time in his 15-year pro career...Had played parts of
5 different seasons in the majors over the previous 10 years...Ranked 8th in the American League with
72 relief appearances, tied for the 5th-highest total in club history...Had made 79 total major league
appearances before the 2005 season...Recorded his first major league save on 8/17 at Oakland, retiring
all 3 batters he faced with 2 strikeouts...Had 222 saves in the minor leagues, most among all active
pro players...Did not allow an earned run in 54 of his 72 outings...Allowed an earned run in only 4 of his
last 23 appearances starting August 15, pitching to a 2.37 ERA (19.0IP, 5ER)...Allowed a .217 batting
average before the All-Star break and a .287 average after the break, but had otherwise near-identical
splits...Pitched to a 3.23 ERA in 36 games before the break (39.0IP, 31H, 17R/14ER, 18BB, 21K) and
had a 3.38 ERA in 36 games following the break (37.1IP, 41H, 17R/14ER, 8BB, 17K)...Appeared in
games on 3 consecutive days twice during season, allowing a total of 6 runs in his 3rd
appearances...Allowed 4 runs in 0.1 IP on 5/2 vs. Toronto and 2 runs in 0.1 IP on 6/3 at Detroit...Did not
allow an earned run in his first 9 games (11.0IP) through the month of April, before allowing earned runs
in his next 3 appearances...Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings to earn his first win on 4/12 at Tampa Bay...Also
pitched 2.0 perfect innings on 4/19 vs. Detroit, striking out 3 batters...Earned his 2nd win with 1.1 perfect
innings on 4/22 at Toronto, striking out Shea Hillenbrand with bases loaded and 2 outs in the 6th
inning...Suffered his first loss on 5/2 vs. Toronto, allowing a season-high 4 runs in 0.1 IP...Was charged
with his 2nd straight loss on 5/8 vs. Kansas City, allowing a run on a hit and a walk despite striking out
3 in 1.1 innings...Was charged with both a blown save and the loss on 5/13 at Chicago, allowing 2
unearned runs in 1/3 IP...Earned the win with 1.0 scoreless inning on 5/24 vs. Seattle...Was charged with
3 earned runs on 6/8 at Pittsburgh, raising his ERA to a season-high 4.74 (24.2IP, 13ER)...Pitched to a
2.61 ERA (51.2IP, 15ER) in 47 games after that...Snapped a string of 7 straight scoreless outings and
took the loss on 6/25 at Atlanta, allowing a home run to Andruw Jones to lead off the 9th inning...Allowed
one run in a season-high 3.0 innings on 7/31 vs. Chicago...Was the 4th time in his career he had pitched
at least 3.0 innings and the first since going a career-high 4.0 innings for New York on 7/18/01 at
Detroit...Pitched 2.2 scoreless innings on 7/4 at New York and worked 2.1 perfect innings on 5/28 vs.
Detroit, the only other times he went more than 2.0 innings...In his first appearance after earning his only
major league save, suffered a blown save on 8/19 at Cleveland, allowing a game-tying 3-run home run
to Casey Blake in the 8th inning...Worked 1.1 scoreless innings on 8/21 at Cleveland, striking out 3 batters
for the 4th time on the season and the first since 5/15 at Chicago...Took the loss on 9/18 vs. Tampa
Bay, allowing 2 runs in 0.2 innings, after earning the win with a perfect inning in relief on the previous day
vs. the Devil Rays.2004Began the season with AAA Oklahoma in the Texas Rangers' organization and spent the final 2 1/2
months with the Orioles...Pitched effectively in relief, allowing runs in only 5 of his 29 appearances.
Spent part of his 5th season in the majors, his first since 2001 as a member of the New York
Yankees...Set career highs for games and innings pitched.
Lowered his ERA each month with the O's...Opponents batted .232 off him.
Was scored on in 2 of his first 4 Orioles appearances and pitched to a 4.60 ERA in his first 14 games
(15.2IP, 8ER)...Beginning August 22, he pitched to a 1.15 ERA (15.2IP, 2ER) and did not allow a run in
14 of his last 15 appearances.
Went to spring training with Texas as a non-roster invitee, one of 3 players in the Rangers' camp who
saw time with the Orioles...Williams, C Ken Huckaby and OF David Newhan all began the season with
Oklahoma before joining the O's.
Combined to appear in 70 games between Oklahoma, AAA Ottawa and the Orioles...Asked for his
release from Oklahoma and signed with Ottawa on June 14.
Combined to appear in 41 games at the Triple-A level, going 3-3 with 11 saves and a 3.04 ERA (50.1IP,
56H, 22R/17ER) between Oklahoma and Ottawa.
Served as the closer at Oklahoma, earning 9 saves and finishing 23 of 27 games...Went 8 straight
games (8.2IP) without allowing a run, April 26-May 11, going 1-0 with 3 saves...Went 1-0 with 4 saves
over his last 9 games (9.2IP, 3ER).
Earned the win in relief in his first outing with Ottawa, pitching a scoreless inning on June 15 at
Charlotte...In his first 9 games with the Lynx, he allowed one run on 8 hits over 14.0 IP and recorded 2
Was scored on in 4 of his last 5 outings at Ottawa (6.2IP, 6ER) before his contract was purchased by
the Orioles on July 21.
Retired both batters faced and was credited with the victory on August 4 vs. Seattle, his first big league
win since 4/11/01 with New York...It was his 2nd outing since getting hit in the back of the neck on a liner
by Boston's Gabe Kapler on July 26.
Allowed a season-high 4 runs in 1.1 innings on August 17 vs. Oakland to snap a stretch of 7 straight
scoreless outings (6.2IP).
Worked all 3 games of a series vs. Toronto, August 20-22, and vs. New York, September 10-12.
Earned the win on September 23 at Boston, retiring all 3 batters he faced.
Allowed 2 runs on September 20 at Boston, snapping a stretch in which he did not allow an earned run
in 9 outings, spanning 8.2 innings.