According to the San Diego Sheriff’s Office, former Washington Nationals pitcher Esteban Loaiza was arrested Friday with more than 20 kilos of either cocaine or heroin and, is currently in jail on $200,000 bond. Loaiza was charged with possessing and transporting narcotics for sale. He had his best seasons with the Chicago White Sox. In 2003, he won 21 games and mad back to back all-star appearances with the team (2003-2004).
Loaiza signed with the Washington Nationals in 2005, winning 12 games and losing 10. He posted a 3.77 earned run average.
He’s the second-winningest Mexican pitcher in MLB history behind legendary Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela.