Starting pitcher known for his durability, consistency, and good hitting ability for a pitcher. He debuted for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2007 and spent eight years with the team before a 2015 trade sent him to the Texas Rangers.
He was an All-Star and Silver Slugger for the Brewers in 2010.
He was teammates with shortstop JJ Hardy in Milwaukee.
In 2006, he led minor league pitchers in strikeouts, fanning 188 batters in 155 innings.
He married Patricia Gallardo and he has a son named Yovani Jr.