Former major league pitcher Esteban Loaiza could be facing serious jail time.
The 13-year MLB veteran, who spent three seasons with the Rangers (1998, 1999, 2000) was arrested Friday with more than 20 kilos (a little more than 44 pounds) of either cocaine or heroin, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Office.
Loaiza, 46, was charged with possessing and transporting narcotics for sale, according to sheriff’s records. He is currently in jail on $200,000 bond and is set to appear in court on Wednesday.
Loaiza pitched for eight different teams from 1995 to 2008, including the Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland A's, Rangers, and Toronto Blue Jays, among others. He also ranks as the second-winningest Mexican-born pitcher in MLB history, trailing only Fernando Valenzuela.