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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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Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio

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The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up second base prospect Cavan Biggio to the majors for the very first time on Friday, according to ESPN.

Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has performed well for Triple A Buffalo this season, posting a .306/.440/.507 slash line.

Toronto selected Biggio, 24, in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

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Royals Assign Drew Storen To Double-A

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The Kansas City Royals have assigned former big-league reliever Drew Storen to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, according to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Paul Boyd.

Storen, who inked a minor league deal with the Royals back in February of this year, is attempting a comeback, as he hasn’t pitched in the majors since playing for the Cincinnati Reds back in 2017.

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Neil Ramirez Accepts Outright Assignment With Indians

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Cleveland Indians reliever Neil Ramirez will remain within the organization after clearing outright waivers and accepting an assignment to Triple-A, according to an official team announcement.

Ramirez landed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians this offseason, avoiding arbitration.

Ramirez, 29, has struggled during the 2019 season and maybe a stint in Triple A will help him work things out.

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