Signed as nondrafted free agent by Mets, Feb. 17, 1998;Traded by Mets to Athletics for SS Jorge Velandia, Aug. 30, 2000
Dec. 16, 2004: Traded by the Oakland Athletics with Justin Lehr to the Milwaukee Brewers for Keith Ginter.
July 28, 2006: Traded by the Milwaukee Brewers with Carlos Lee to the Texas Rangers for Julian Cordero (minors), Francisco Cordero, Kevin Mench and Laynce Nix.
Feb. 9, 2012: Re-signed with Texas to a two-year deal worth $16 million.
Feb. 24, 2013: Signed with Baltimore to a one-year deal worth $8 million.
Signed with Seattle to a four-year deal worth $57 million, for 2015 season
2009: AL All-Star Team
2011: ALCS MVP
2013: AL All-Star Team
2014: AL All-Star Team