After graduating from high school,
and the first pick of the 1998 draft, in Japan ,
Playing Major League,
at Boston Red Sox ,during 2007-2012 ,
and New York Mets, during 2013-2014.
After Come Back From Major League, during 3 years , during 2015 - 2017.
at Fukuoka Softbank Hawks.
But he pitched only one inning (only one game) in three years for Fukuoka Softbank Hawks.
Next, at Nagoya Chunichi Doragons. 2018 -2019
(After Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, during 2 years)
He was selected for 2018 NPB All-Star game (voted 394,704). After the season, he was awarded "The Best Comeback Prize" of NPB.
And, at Saitama Seibu Lions ,since 2020.