Former MLB Pitcher Esteban Loaiza Busted With 44 Pounds of Heroin and Cocaine
Former MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza has been busted with having about 20 kilograms (about 44 pounds) of heroin and cocaine.
Loaiza has been hit with three counts of felony drug charges. The charges include possession of heroin and cocaine, possession of narcotics for sale, plus possession and transportation of narcotics for sale by the San Diego Sheriff’s office.
The former pitcher is locked up with a $200,000 bail charge. He will be in court on Wednesday for the charges.
The 46-year-old played in 14 seasons in Major LEague Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics, and Los Angeles Dodgers. He finished with a record of 126-114, an career ERA of 4.65, and accumulated 1,382 over 333 career starts.
His best season was in 2003 with the White Sox. That year, Loaiza was 21-9 with 207 strikeouts (AL-high) and 2.90 ERA. He was the runner-up in the Cy Young voting for the America League.
The pitcher was selected to the All-Star game twice during his career and earned over $43.7 million.
I guess Loaiza was trying to find another career-high.