Esteban Loaiza, 14 year major league veteran, is looking at playing in a new league. The 46 year old pitcher was arrested in San Diego County on Friday for transporting 44 pounds of heroin and cocaine.
Bail has been set for $200,000.
Loazia played for eight different major league teams, ending his career with a 126-114 record and a 4.65 ERA. His best season was in 2003, where he finished second in Cy Young voting after going 21-9 with a 2.90 ERA. He made two All-Star teams, before ending his major league career with the Chicago White Sox in 2008.
Loaiza spend several seasons pitching in the Mexican League Winter League and Summer League. His last appearance on the mound was for Ciudad Del Carmon in 2013.
Career Transactions for Loaiza:
March 21, 1991: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent.
July 17, 1998: Traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Texas Rangers for Warren Morris and Todd Van Poppel.
July 19, 2000: Traded by the Texas Rangers to the Toronto Blue Jays for Darwin Cubillan and Michael Young.
October 29, 2002: Granted Free Agency.
January 24, 2003: Signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox.
July 31, 2004: Traded by the Chicago White Sox to the New York Yankees for Jose Contreras and cash.
October 29, 2004: Granted Free Agency.
January 19, 2005: Signed as a Free Agent with the Washington Nationals.
October 28, 2005: Granted Free Agency.
November 29, 2005: Signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.
August 29, 2007: Selected off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Oakland Athletics.
June 3, 2008: Released by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
June 4, 2008: Signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox.
July 25, 2008: Released by the Chicago White Sox.