Former MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza was sentenced to 36 months in prison on Friday.  The 47-year-old former All-Star was busted for hiding 44 pounds of cocaine at a stash house he was renting.

Via TMZ Sports

As we previously reported, Loaiza — who made more than $40 MILLION during his 14-year MLB career — was arrested last year after cops say he was trying to move more than $500,000 in cocaine from a house located near a school.

Officials say Loaiza was using “sophisticated” smuggling devices to hide the 22 kilos of coke.

On Friday, the 47-year-old appeared in court in San Diego for his sentencing. He was facing life in prison — but seems to be getting off easy … with just a 3-year prison sentence. 

How do you go from making $40 million playing baseball to smuggling drugs?  He’s lucky considering he was facing life in prison.  

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