Esteban Loaiza was reportedly dealing cocaine near preschool

The 46-year-old is scheduled to appear for arraignment in a San Diego court on Wednesday, Yahoo Sports reported.

Former Texas Rangers starting pitcher Esteban Loaiza - best known for being the biggest piece in one of the best trades in franchise history - is in a San Diego County jail after being arrested on three drug felony charges Friday.

Boggs added in a text to the newspaper, "I don't know how he would get himself involved in this, so it's hard to even comment on it". What they found in his vehicle was "a sophisticated aftermarket compartment used to hide contraband", said SDC authorities.

Loaiza's arrest in 2006 prompted the A's to no longer stock alcohol in either the home or visiting clubhouses. Loaiza, who was born in Tijuana, Mexico, had an Major League Baseball career that began with the Pirates and spanned 14 seasons from 1995 to 2008.

Esteban Loaiza during his time with the Dodgers in 2008.

He was booked on suspicion of possessing more than 20 kilograms of cocaine, possessing cocaine for sale and transporting cocaine.

"I am shocked and saddened by the news and had no indication he would ever be in this type of situation", Boggs said in a text to the newspaper. Loaiza was named an All-Star in 2003 and 2004 and finished second to the late Roy Halladay in the vote for the American League Cy Young award in 2003.

Agent, John Boggs, who represented Loaiza during his Major League Baseball career, said he had not seen him in more than a year but that he had heard he was involved in a business selling Mexican-made hats.

Investigators then obtained a warrant to search Loaiza's Imperial Beach home where they discovered the suspected cocaine, which has an estimated value of $500,000.

Loaiza was separated from Rivera when she died in a plane crash in 2012.

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