Esteban Loaiza spent 14 seasons in Major League Baseball, which included a stint with the New York Yankees in 2004, and he made nearly $44 million in his career.
The now 48-year-old is in the Seattle-Tacoma Federal Detention Center, his money long gone, serving three years in prison for felony cocaine possession with intent to distribute.
Loaiza’s downfall apparently stemmed from a lavish lifestyle, which included generous gifts to family members long after his money making days in baseball were over, according to a Bleacher Report article published Thursday.
Loaiza last pitched in 2008. He was arrested in February 2018 after an investigation discovered that he had 44 pounds of cocaine worth $500,000 in a townhouse in California, per the report.
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