Graduated from Bangor (ME) High School in 1995...played baseball, basketball,
football and golf...was member of Bangor West State All-Star championship team in 1989...little
league coach was novelist Stephen King...single...4-year Major League veteran makes his Giants debut as non-roster invitee, having
signed as minor league free agent over winter...originally Boston's 6th round pick in 1995 First-Year
Player Draft, owns 17-27 lifetime Major League ledger with 5.27 ERA over 98 games (57 starts) with
Minnesota (2000, '02), Milwaukee (2003-04) and Kansas City (2004).2004Split campaign between Milwaukee and Kansas City, establishing career standard
for games (43)...opened season in Brewers starting rotation...made 5 starts in April, going 0-2
with 8.61 ERA...made his last start May 15 vs Atlanta, allowing 5 runs in 2.0 innings...worked solely
out of bullpen in his final 22 appearances with Milwaukee...was designated for assignment Aug.
6 and claimed off waivers by Kansas City Aug. 9...made 11 relief appearances for Royals, going 0-1
with 7.16 ERA.2003Spent first full season at the Major League level setting career bests in wins (10), games (33), starts (31), innings
pitched (190.2) and strikeouts (152) . . . pitched career-best 13.1 consecutive scoreless innings April 12 - 29 . . .
posted impressive numbers in the first month of the season recording a 2-1 mark alongside a 2.48 ERA in five
appearances, four starts . . . pitched first career complete game on June 27 at Minnesota against his former team
. . . picked up first Major League hit July 13 at Miller Park doubling off Cincinnatis Danny Graves snapping an 0-
33 career hitless streak . . . struck out career-high eight batters on August 20 vs Philadelphia . . . won career-best
three straight decisions August 20 - 30, posting a 3.54 ERA (8 er/20.1 ip) . . . posted impressive numbers in August
recording a 3-1 mark and a 3.55 ERA in six starts . . . lost each of his last four starts September 6 - 24 . . . pitched
a scoreless inning of relief in his final appearance of the season on September 28 at Houston . . . club posted a
13-18 mark in his 31 starts . . . made 10 quality starts in 2003 . . . pitched five-or-more innings in 28 of 31 starts
. . . pitched seven-or more innings eight times, eight-or-more innings four times and career-high nine innings once.2002Was 1-0, 0.90 (10.0 ip, 1 er) in two starts, April 5-10 . . . was 1-0, 2.50 (18.0 ip, 5 er) in three starts, July 7-17 . . . season-high 10 strikeouts, July 12 vs. Calgary . . . season-high 4-game win-streak, going 4-0, 1.50 (30.0 ip, 5 er) in four consecutive starts, August 17-September 2 . . . season-high 9.0 innings, September 2 at Sacramento . . . pitched 6-plus innings in 14 of 29 starts . . . had 10 quality starts . . . led club in games started, innings pitched and strikeouts, was tied for lead in complete games and second in wins . . . led league in games started and was fifth in strikeouts.2001Was 1-0, 0.90 (10.0 ip, 1 er) in two starts, April 5-10 . . . was 1-0, 2.50 (18.0 ip, 5 er) in three starts, July 7-17 . . . season-high 10 strikeouts, July 12 vs. Calgary . . . season-high 4-game win-streak, going 4-0, 1.50 (30.0 ip, 5 er) in four consecutive starts, August 17-September 2 . . . season-high 9.0 innings, September 2 at Sacramento . . . pitched 6-plus innings in 14 of 29 starts . . . had 10 quality starts . . . led club in games started, innings pitched and strikeouts, was tied for lead in complete games and second in wins . . . led league in games started and was fifth in strikeouts.2000Began season at New Britain . . . season-high 6-game win streak, May 3-June 9 . . . had .231 batting average against . . . pitched 6-plus innings in 10 of 15 starts . . . led club in ERA, was tied for club lead in wins and second in strikeouts . . . promoted to Salt Lake, June 26 . . . was 4-0, 1.50 (30.0 IP, 5 ER), July 27-August 11 . . . season-high 12 strikeouts, August 6 at Fresno . . . Twins Minor League Player of the Week, August 6-12 . . . pitched 7-plus innings in 5 of 9 starts . . . had .186 batting average against vs. right-handers and .247 batting average against vs. left-handers . . . recalled August 13 . . . made Major League debut and season-high 6.1 innings, August 18 at Toronto . . . first Major League victory, September 8 at Seattle . . . season-high 6 strikeouts, September 30, at Detroit . . . had 5 quality starts and pitched 6-plus innings in 5 of 8 starts . . . had .194 batting average against vs. right-handers . . . pitched for Grand Canyon in the Arizona Fall League.1999Began season at New Britain . . . did not allow a home run in first 25.0 innings, April 12-May 4 . . . Eastern League Pitcher of the Week, May 17-23 . . . season-high 8 strikeouts, May 20 at New Haven . . . disabled after having surgery to repair bone chips in right elbow, June 7-August 16 . . . pitched for GCL Twins on rehab assignment . . . tied season-high 7 innings, September 4 at Portland . . . pitched for Grand Canyon in the Arizona Fall League.1998Began season at Sarasota . . . had season-high 6-game win streak to start season, April 10-May 11 . . . complete game shutout, one-hitter, May 11 at Ft. Myers . . . complete game, June 25 at Kissimmee . . . was third on club in wins and strikeouts . . . acquired along with outfielder John Barnes and pitcher Joe Thomas in exchange for pitcher Greg Swindell, July 31 . . . was 2-1, 2.25 (20.0 IP, 5 ER) in 3 starts, August 5-15 . . . season-high 10 strikeouts, September 6 at Dunedin . . . had .246 batting average against vs. left-handers and .230 vs. right-handers on season . . . was tied for fourth in league in wins (12) and tied for fifth in shutouts . . . rated Best Right-handed Pitching Prospect in Maryland Fall League by league managers.1997Season-high 3-game win streak, going 3-0, 1.86 (38.2 IP, 8 ER), May 16-June 11 . . . Midwest League Pitcher of the Week, June 1-7 . . . complete game shutout with season-high 13 strikeouts, June 6 vs. South Bend . . . complete game, August 13 at West Michigan . . . disabled with strained right forearm, August 22-September 8 . . . allowed just 4 home runs . . . led club in games started, was second in strikeouts, tied for second in wins and was third in innings pitched . . . was fourth in league in starters batting average against (.217) and strikeouts per-9-innings (9.43).1996Led club in games started and was second in strikeouts . . . had .207 batting average against . . . tied for league lead in games started and tied for fourth in walks.1995Had .279 batting average against.