» July 17, 1998:
The Rangers trade P Todd Van Poppel and promising minor leaguer Warren Morris to the Pirates in exchange for P Esteban Loaiza.
» May 15, 1999: Rangers P Esteban Loaiza breaks his hand when a car door slams on it. He's out indefinitely.
» July 19, 2000:
The Blue Jays get P Esteban Loaiza from the Rangers in exchange for two minor leaguers.
» April 1, 2001: The Blue Jays defeat the Rangers, 8-1, as the major league baseball season opens in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Former Ranger Esteban Loaiza gets the victory, striking out nine in seven innings while Shannon Stewart and Tony Batista slug home runs for Toronto. Alex Rodriguez gets two hits in his Texas debut but makes a critical error.