Sidearming lefty reliever who led the league in saves in 2009 with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and was a four-time All-Star.
He played baseball at Merced High School in California.
He made his MLB debut in 2001 with the Seattle Mariners.
His oldest son is named Giovanni.
All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was his teammate on the Colorado Rockies.