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.
This is a new one: Esteban Loaiza, drug kingpin.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) 12 de febrero de 2018
The second-winningest pitcher from Mexico in MLB history was arrested Friday with 20 kilos of heroin or cocaine, according to San Diego police records. He'll be in court Wednesday to face felony drug charges. Details are in pics. pic.twitter.com/312pf21Q4F
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.