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Esteban Loaiza

Full Name: Esteban Antonio Veyna Loaiza
Born: December 31, 1971 in Tijuana, Mexico
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 205
Bats: Right Throws:Right
Personal: Wife (Christina – 10/17/98)
Resides: Gibsombia, PA
MLB Debut: Apr 29, 1995
Agent: John Boggs


Notes

  • When he was with Texas, he pronounced his name s-tay-bahn low-eye-zah. Now he goes by S-teh-bahn. Go figure.

Team History

  • 1995-1998: Pittsburgh Pirates (as a free agent on March 21, 1991 – originally undrafted)
  • 1998-2000: Texas Rangers (via trade for Todd Van Poppel & Warren Morris on July 17, 1998)
  • 2000-2002: Toronto Blue Jays (via trade for Darwin Culliban & Mike Young on July 19, 2000)
  • 2003-2004: Chicago White Sox (as a minor league free agent on Jan 27, 2003)
  • 2004: New York Yankees (via trade for Jose Contreras and $3 Million on Jul 31, 2004 – GFA Dec 7, 2004)
  • 2005: Washington Nationals (as a free agent on Jan 18, 2005)
  • 2006-2007: Oakland Athletics (as a free agent on Nov 28, 2005)
  • 2007-2008: Los Angeles Dodgers (off waivers on Aug 29, 2007, DFA May 24, 2008)
  • Unknown Status as of Jan 18, 2011 – Presumed retired

Salary History

  • 2009: $7.5 Million (Team option year, w/ $375k buyout – declined)
  • 2008: $7 Million
  • 2007: $6 Million
  • 2006: $5 Million
  • 2005: $2.9 Million
  • 2004: $4 Million
  • 2003: $500,000
  • 2002: $6.05 Million
  • 2001: $4.25 Million
  • 2000: $2.65 Million
  • 1999: $1.475 Million
  • 1998: $450,000
  • 1997: $200,000
  • 1996: $150,000
  • 1995: $109,000

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