Attended Eastlake HS in Sammamish, Wash. before being drafted by the White Sox in 2001.2010Made 48 relief outings for Double-A Richmond, going 4-4 with one
save and a 4.32 ERA (66.2IP, 32ER)...following the season, made 15 starts with the Aguilas de Mexicali of the Mexican Paci c League
and went 6-5 with a 4.04 ERA, recording 85K and allowing 35ER in 78.0IP...in six road starts with the Aguilas, went 4-1 with a 1.15 ERA
(31.1IP, 4ER), holding opposing batters to a .162 (17-for-105) batting average...ranked first among all Mexican winter ball players in
strikeouts and third in opponents batting average (.225)2009Did not play, recovering from "Tommy John"
surgery performed on 4/7/082008Did not play, recovering from "Tommy John"
surgery performed on 4/7/082007Split his first season in the Chicago organization between the White Sox and Class AAA Charlotte ...
was 0-1 with an 8.36 ERA (13 ER/14.0 IP) and four holds in 19 relief appearances with the Sox ... owned a 2.57
ERA (2 ER/7.0 IP) in his first nine games, compared to a 14.14 ERA (11 ER/7.0 IP) in 10 games before the
demotion ... averaged 8.4 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (13 SO) ... posted a 9.00 ERA (10 ER/10.0 IP) at U.S. Cellular
Field and a 6.75 ERA (3 ER/4.0 IP) on the road ... 10 of his 19 appearances were less than 1.0 IP, including seven
straight from 4/15-5/8 ... allowed at least one hit, walk or hit batsmen 15 times ... pitched with no rest on four
occasions (2.25 ERA) ... compiled a 10.80 ERA (12 ER/10.0 IP) otherwise ... ERA rose from 3.38 in April to 15.00
in May ... the 15.00 ERA was the highest mark among all relief pitchers in May (min. eight games) ... opponents
hit .306 (19-62), but held lefties to a .250 (8-32) average ... surrendered two home runs (both to right-handers)
... first batters faced hit .375 (6-16) ... allowed just 21.4 percent (3-14) of inherited runners to score ... made his
first Opening Day roster with the White Sox ... made his Sox debut on 4/2 vs. Cleveland with 2.0 scoreless IP
... suffered the loss on 5/8 at Minnesota (1 ER/0.1 IP) ... allowed a season-high four runs on four hits and two
walks on 5/16 vs. the Yankees ... had an 18.69 ERA (9 ER/4.1 IP), 11 hits allowed and six walks in his final five
outings before being optioned to Charlotte on 5/27 ... was 3-6 with a 4.35 ERA (38 ER/78.2 IP) in 23 games (15
starts) with the Knights ... was 2-4 with a 4.48 ERA (34 ER/68.1 IP) as a starter and 0-2 with a 3.48 ERA (4 ER/
10.1 IP) in relief ... was 3-2 with a 3.16 ERA (18 ER/51.1 IP) over his final 10 starts ... start on 6/23-2 vs. Rochester
(ND, 2 ER/3.2 IP) was his first since 2004 ... was tagged for eight runs on nine hits in 0.1 IP on 7/12 at Columbus
... did not allow an earned run over his next three starts with 16 strikeouts (14.0 IP).2006Made 65 appearances with Kansas City ... his 7.10 ERA was the highest among major-league relievers
... opponents batted .289 (66-228), up from his .243 mark as a rookie in 2005 ... left-handers hit .318 (22-88), up
from .216 in 2005 ... allowed 42.9 percent (27-63) inherited runners to score, the eighth-highest total in the American
League ... 63 inherited runners were the third-highest total in the major leagues behind the White Sox Neal Cotts
(67) and Yankees Scott Proctor (64) ... first batters hit .250 (14-56) ... was 1-5 in save chances ... allowed a run
in three of his first five games but was scoreless in 12 of his next 15 outings from 4/13-5/14 ... posted his first major league save on 5/26 at Yankee Stadium to preserve a 7-6 win ... was optioned to Class AAA Omaha on 7/27 ...
posted a 1.93 ERA in three games and was recalled on 8/8 ... earned his only win on 8/10 vs. Boston ... was 2-3
with a 4.59 ERA (17 ER/33.1 IP) and 32 strikeouts in seven starts for Mazatlan in the Mexican Winter League ...
was traded to the White Sox on 12/16 in return for Ross Gload ... acquisition was recommended by Dave Yoakum.2005Ranked second among major-league rookies with 67 appearances and an average of 9.08 strikeouts per
9.0 IP (76 SO/75.1 IP) and sixth with a 3.11 ERA ... his 67 appearances were one shy of the club record for rookies
set by Mike MacDougal in 2003, while his 75.1 IP were the fifth-highest total in Royals history by a rookie reliever
and highest since Rusty Meachem's 101.2 IP in 1992 ... held opponents to a .243 (68-280) average and left-handers
to a .216 (19-88) mark ... posted a 1.50 ERA (5 ER/30.0 IP) in day games ... made the Opening Day roster despite
never pitching above the Class A level prior to the season ... made his major-league debut on 4/4 at Detroit ... at
6-foot-10, became the tallest player in Royals history ... was named Royals Pitcher of the Month for April, his first
month in the major leagues, after posting a 1.06 ERA (2 ER/17.0 IP) with 20 strikeouts and just eight hits allowed
... led all major-league pitchers with a 1.00 ERA (2 ER/18.0 IP) through 5/2 ... his streak of 11 straight scoreless
outings (16.1 IP) ended with a loss on 5/3 at Chicago ... earned his first major-league win on 6/3 vs. Texas ... earned
his second Royals Pitcher of the Month award in August after going 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA (3 ER/15.0 IP) in 12 games.2004Ranked fifth in the Florida State League with 134 strikeouts and 25 games started at Class A Daytona ...
averaged 9.6 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (126.0 IP) ... was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 4 Prospect in the Cubs
organization and No. 53 Prospect overall in the minor leagues entering the 2004 season.2003Spent the season at Class A Lansing ... was named to the Midwest League mid-season All-Star Team
despite missing two months of the season with broken left hand ... also was named by Baseball America as the No.
7 Prospect in the MWL ... ranked third among MWL starting pitchers with an average of 9.48 strikeouts per 9.0 IP
(99 SO/94.0 IP) ... registered three complete games in 19 starts ... held the opposition to a .220 (76-345) average
... was on the disabled list from 5/9-6/23 with the injury.2002Was named by Baseball America as the Short-Season Class A Player of the Year at Class A Boise ... also
was named by the same publication as the No. 1 Prospect in the Northwest League ... was named to the NWL
postseason All-Star Team and to the Topps Class A Short-Season/Rookie League All-Star Team ... led the NWL
with 101 strikeouts, 11.7 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (77.2 IP) and opponents average among starters (.188, 51-271) ...
also ranked second in the league in wins (seven) and fourth in ERA (2.43) ... allowed just 5.9 hits per 9.0 IP.2001Began his pro career with Rookie Mesa in the Arizona League after being selected by the Cubs in the
second round of the First-Year Player Draft ... was signed by Cubs scout Al Geddes.