Past shortstop who played for the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates. He was drafted from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1998, but authorized two years later on using the Pittsburgh Pirates. In his discovery 2004 12 months, he gained the Metallic Slugger award, striking .308, and was selected towards the All-Star group. He was created in Westlake Town, California. The same 12 months he was playing around the All-Star group, Bronson Arroyo, a previous Pirate, was leading the Boston Crimson Sox to Globe Series victory.