Is a 1992 graduate of James Bowie High school in Austin, Texas, where he lettered in both baseball and basketball...attended
Galveston Junior College, earning All-Conference honors in 1993-94...won the Junior College World Series as a sophomore and was
an all-tournament selection...also attended the University of Texas...was originally drafted by the Yankees in the 18th round of the
1995 June draft.2006Spent the season at Triple A Charlotte after starting the year as a non-roster invitee to the Chicago White Sox Spring Training...
went 9-9 with a 3.67 ERA (63ER/154.1IP) in 28 games (27 starts) at Charlotte...ranked third in the International League with 144
strikeouts...also ranked third in the White Sox organization in strikeouts, while finishing seventh in the organization in ERA...led the IL
with 114 walks...began the season with a five-game winning streak, posting a 5-0 record with a 2.83 ERA in his first 12 games (11
starts)...struck out a season-high nine batters in 5.1 innings on Aug. 8 vs. Durham...limited IL opposing hitters to a .237 average.2005Combined to go 3-3 with a 6.03 ERA (46 ER/68.2 IP) and 84 strikeouts in 36 games (six starts) between Triple A Fresno (San
Francisco) and New Orleans (Washington)...was 2-2 with a 10.36 ERA (28ER/24.1 IP) as a starter and 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA (18 ER/44.1 IP)
in relief...averaged 11.0 strikeouts per 9.0 IP...went to Spring Training with the Cubs, but was released on April 1...signed by San
Francisco as a free agent on April 2...went 1-1 with a 3.40 ERA (15ER/39.2 IP) in 22 games (two starts) with the Grizzlies...limited
opponents to a .169 (23x136) average with Fresno...struck out five batters in 2.0 innings of relief on 4/13 vs. Portland ... posted a 1.86
ERA in April and a 1.54 ERA in May...did not allow a run in nine consecutive relief appearances from 4/29-5/27 (12.1 IP)...released on
6/3 and signed with Washington as a free agent on 6/9...went 2-2 with a 9.62 ERA (31ER/29.0 IP) in 14 games (four starts) with the
Zephyrs ... made three scoreless relief appearances before surrendering at least one run in 10 of his final 11 games...started each of
his final four contests with New Orleans, going 2-1 with a 10.59 ERA...traded back to San Francisco on 8/6 ... posted a 5.40 ERA (11
ER/18.1 IP) in seven games upon his return to the Grizzlies.2004Went 2-5 with a 5.51 ERA (50ER/81.2 IP) in 45 games (six starts) in his first full season with Arizona...went 0-3 with a 7.76 ERA
(23ER/26.2 IP) as a starter and 2-2 with a 4.42 ERA (27ER/55.0 IP) in relief...recorded two holds...held opponents to a .235 average
overall, including a .191 mark in relief, fourth-best among National League relievers...posted a 1.46 ERA (4 ER/24.2 IP) in his first 17
relief appearances from 4/7-5/31...made his first Major League start on 8/17 vs. Pittsburgh (L, 2ER/3.0 IP) ... missed a scheduled start
on 8/29 due to stiffness in his left shoulder...tossed a season-high 5.2 IP in a loss on 9/25 at San Diego...went 5x12 (.417) with three
doubles at the plate...collected a hit in four consecutive plate appearances from 9/4-16.2003Appeared on an Opening Day roster for the first time in his career and spent the majority of the season with the Diamondbacks...
went 8-1 with a 4.05 ERA (27 ER/60.0 IP) and two holds in 50 games ... tied for fourth among NL relievers in wins...worked more than
1.0 inning on 18 occasions, including three outings of at least 3.0 innings ... had a 7.24 ERA when pitching on no rest (12 games) and a
1.20 ERA with one day of rest (12 games)...made his Major League debut on 3/31 vs. Los Angeles (3 ER/0.1 IP)...was on the 15-day
disabled list from 5/4-29 with a strained left oblique...earned his first career win on 6/7 vs. Cleveland with 2.0 scoreless frames...
compiled a career-high seven-game winning streak from 6/7-8/13...also made seven rehab appearances with Tiple A Tucson from 5/17-
30 and went 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA (4ER/9.1IP).2002Spent the entire season with Tucson and went 15-7 with a 3.47 ERA in 28 games (27 starts)...established then-career highs in
wins, innings (163.1), starts and strikeouts (129) ... 15 wins led the PCL and ranked second among all Triple A pitchers...ranked sixth in
the PCL in ERA...was named to Baseball America's postseason PCL All-Star team...pitched for Hermosillo in the Mexican Winter League following the season.2001Combined to go 7-6 with a 3.80 ERA in 36 games (14 starts) between Double A El Paso and Tucson...began
the season at El Paso and went 5-6 with a 5.16 ERA in 18 games (14 starts)...tossed the first 9.0-inning no-hitter in Diamondbacks'
franchise history on 8/14 at Arkansas...named Texas League Pitcher of the Week for his effort...was 2-0 with a 6.33 ERA in 18 relief
appearances at Tucson...pitched for Aragua of the Venezuelan Winter League following the season.2000Appeared in just five games
(three starts) for Tucson before suffering tendinitis in his left biceps...placed on the disabled list on 5/4 and missed the remainder of
the season.1999Went a combined 2-9 with a 4.70 ERA (48ER/92.0IP) in 21 games (20 starts) between El Paso, Tucson and Rookie
AZL Diamondbacks...was on the disabled list from 6/1-7/25 with a sprained left elbow.1998Split the season between Single A High
Desert and Tucson in his first season in the Diamondbacks' organization...made 18 starts and 16 relief appearances...combined to
strike out 127 batters in 108 IP (10.6 per 9.0 IP) and limited opponents to a .226 average.1997Went 4-7 with a 3.59 ERA in 34 games
(13 starts) with Class A Tampa of the Yankees organization...allowed two runs or less in 11 of his starts...was selected by Arizona in the
Rule V Draft on 12/15.1996Was 4-7 with a 3.77 ERA in 32 games (17 starts) for Single A Greensboro...struck out 111 batters in 100.1 IP and limited opponents to a .188 average.1995Combined to go 4-3 with a 4.69 ERA in 14 games (nine starts) in his first professional
season with Rookie Yankees of the Gulf Coast League and Single A Oneonta...held opponents to a .189 average.