Married Christie ... has one daughter: Kyla ... is the second Alaskan high school player (born and raised) to make the major leagues (Milwaukee's Marshall Boze in 1996; Kenai, Alaska) ... graduated in 1999 from Juneau-Douglas High School in Juneau, Alaska ... was named the 1999 Gatorade Player of the Year in Alaska ... attended Long Beach State University ... was born with a misshapen right hand and uses his left hand to both pitch and field, similar to former White Sox pitcher Jim Abbott ... considers Abbott as his biggest influence in baseball.2005Combined to go 1-1 with a 3.54 ERA (16 ER/40.2 IP) and one save in 38 relief appearances between
Class AA Carolina and Class AAA Albuquerque in the Marlins organization ... also pitched in four games with Florida ... began the season with the Mudcats, pitching in seven games before being promoted to the Isotopes on 5/14 ... was on the disabled list from 4/23-5/7 with a strained left forearm ... was 0-1 with a 4.01 ERA (15 ER/33.2
IP) and one save with Albuquerque ... did not allow a run in his first 10 appearances with the Isotopes (8.2 IP) ... his contract was purchased by Florida on 6/7 ... allowed five runs on six hits in 0.1 IP on 6/14 at the Cubs ... was
optioned back to Albuquerque on 6/22 ... posted an 8.71 ERA (10 ER/10.1 IP) in August.2004Made 36 relief appearances with Montreal after coming to camp as a non-roster invitee ... limited right-handers to a .182 (10-55) average, while lefties batted .283 (13-46) ... stranded 10 of 13 inherited runners ... made his major-league debut on 4/7 at Florida ... went 23 straight appearances without surrendering a home run from 4/27-6/23 ... made nine consecutive scoreless outings from 5/2-26 (5.1 IP) ... was optioned to Class AAA
Edmonton on 6/24 and recalled on 7/6 ... threw a season-best 2.0 scoreless IP on 7/9 vs. Pittsburgh (in Puerto Rico) ... was optioned to Edmonton on 7/24 and transferred to Class AA Harrisburg on 8/2 ... underwent season-ending surgery on 9/11 to treat pain in his right foot caused by Morton's Neuroma (enlarged nerve).2003Established a career best in ERA (2.55), saves (16), IP (84.2), strikeouts (56) and appearances (52) at Harrisburg ... ranked third in the Eastern League in saves ... threw at least 3.0 IP on four occasions ... went a season-high 3.2 IP on 5/23 at Portland ... earned a save in six consecutive games from 8/18-9/1.2001Went 1-3 with a 4.91 ERA in eight starts in his first professional season ... struck out 38 in 36.2 IP ... was held to eight starts due to tightness in his left shoulder, numbness in his left foot and strep throat.2002Was limited to 23 games by a left foot injury ... recorded five saves with Class A Brevard City ... struck out 34 batters in 29.2 IP ... was named to the Florida State League midseason All-Star Team.