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Esteban Loaiza Arrested Carrying 44 Pounds Of Heroin And Cocaine

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Former MLB pitcher and the second-winningest pitcher from Mexico in MLB history, Esteban Loaiza was arrested on Friday in San Diego County on for transporting roughly 44 pounds of heroin and cocaine, according to Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan.

Loaiza, who spent 14 years pitching in the majors, is due to be arraigned on Wednesday with bail set at $200,000.

Loaiza pitched for a number of teams during his career in the majors with his best season coming in 2003 with the Chicago White Sox when he went 21-9 with a 2.90 ERA and finished second in the Cy Young award balloting.

Loaiza finished his career with a 126-114 record and posting a 4.65 ERA in 377 games.

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Tigers Acquire Nolan Blackwood

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The Detroit Tigers have acquired right-hander Nolan Blackwood from Oakland Athletics, per a club announcement, although the Tigers have not yet decided yet whether or not to receive a player-to-be-named-later or cash considerations in the return of trade, according to San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser.

Blackwood is one of the two players to be named later in the who teams’ completed Mike Fiers trade earlier this season.

Blackwood, 23, has been with the Athletics’ organization since they drafted with the 14th pick in the 2016 draft.

 

 

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Red Sox Place Chris Sale On DL

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The Boston Red Sox have placed starting pitcher, and Cy Young Award candidate, Chris Sale on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 15th, as the hurler is dealing with mild inflammation in his pitching shoulder, prompting the move.

Sale was previously on the disabled list, with the same issue, back on July 31st, which makes this tenure a bit alarming.

In a corresponding move, Boston recalled right hander Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket

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Indians’ Trevor Bauer Out 4-6 Weeks with Stress Fracture

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Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer will miss four to six weeks due to a stress fracture in his right leg.

Bauer had been putting in a stellar season, with a 12-6 record to go along with a 2.22 ERA, and he is one of the leading candidates for the American League Cy Young award. The loss of Bauer for any stretch of time, especially for this time frame, will be an incredible blow to the Indians moving forward.

Bauer could return during the regular season in mid-to-late September.

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