(c) Houston Astros

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Position: P      Born: Aug 17, 1978      Bats: Right      Throws: Right

A second-round pick of the Astros in 2000, Qualls rose quickly through the minors and debuted with Houston in 2004. A hard thrower who worked as a set-up man in the bullpen, Qualls had winning records in all four of his seasons with the Astros, where he compiled a record of 23-12 with six saves and a 3.39 ERA.

Traded to Arizona before the 2008 season, Qualls has earned a 29-22 record for his career through the 2009 season as he has been converted to a closer with the Diamondbacks.