Former MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza arrested with more than 44 pounds of cocaine, heroin
USA Today Sports is reporting former MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza was arrested in San Diego on Friday on three drug-related felony charges, including possession of more than 44 pounds of cocaine and/or heroin.
Loaiza was arrested at roughly 6 p.m. local time Friday and is being held at the South Bay Detention Facility on $200,000 bail, according to online inmate records. He is also facing felony charges of possessing and transporting a controlled substance with the intent to sell.
Loaiza is due to appear in court Wednesday, according to online records.
The San Diego Sheriff’s Office did not immediately reply to a message from USA TODAY Sports on Monday morning seeking more information.
Loaiza, 46, spent parts of 14 seasons in the major leagues with eight teams, including back-to-back All-Star appearances with the Chicago White Sox in 2003 and 2004. The right-handed starter last appeared in a big-league game in 2008, finishing his career with a 4.65 ERA in more than 2,000 innings pitched.
According to Baseball Reference, Loaiza made more than $43.7 million over his career.