He began his major league career in 2002 after he was drafted right out of high school by the Seattle Mariners. He spent six years with the team before he signed with the Kansas City Royals in 2008.
He appeared as a guest on Blessed2Play, a national Sports radio show where he discussed his professional and personal life as a person of the Catholic faith.
He and his wife List were married in 2001 and together they had four daughters named Natalie, Ava, Layla, and Sydney.
Like Anthony Bass and Joaquin Benoit, he has served as a member of the Seattle Mariners.