Left-handed pitcher known for his sharp-breaking curveball who made his MLB debut in 2002 for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
From 1992-2001, he pitched for the Yakult Swallows.
He played for the New York Mets in 2005.
He has a child named Kanta.
Rookie of the Year first baseman Eric Karros was his teammate on the Dodgers.