Former MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza arrested with over 20 kg of drugs

The Mexican was arrested last Friday in San Diego 

The former All-Star, Esteban Loaiza, was arrested last Friday in San Diego according to the Sheriff's Department of this city. The Mexican is being charged with the possession and transportation of over 44  pounds of either cocaine or heroin for sale.

Loaiza is being held in South Bay Detention Facility in San Diego on $200,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court this Wednesday.

The former pitcher was also arrested in 2006 for driving under the influence, while he was playing for the Oakland Athletics.



Loaiza, the second-winningest pitcher from Mexico in MLB history, played for 8 different teams in his career -- earning over $43 million.

The Mexican finished second in the AL Cy Young award voting in 2003 and was an All-Star that same year.


He played 14 seasons for nine different teams, with the 2008 season being his last in the MLB,  when he pitched for the White Sox and the Dodgers.

He finished his career with a 126-114 record, with 1,328 K's and a 4.65 ERA.