January 12, 2022
Contact: Ashley Nylen
Phone: 219-882-2255
[email protected] 


RailCats Add Marriaga and Garica for 2022 

Gary, IN – The Gary SouthShore RailCats have signed outfielder Jesus Marriaga and pitcher Nick Garica for the 2022 season. Both return to Gary for their second season. 

Marriaga, 23, played in 80 games and slashed .284/.348/.356 in 286 plate appearances. He finished the season with 83 hits including nine doubles, three triples, and two home runs. The former Arizona Diamondbacks prospect led the RailCats with 19 stolen bases. 

“Jesus quickly established himself as an impact everyday player both offensively and on defense,” said manager Greg Tagert. “He also became a wonderful fan favorite. I know his return brings a smile to all RailCats fans.” 

The Cartegena, Columbia native spent the 2016-2019 seasons in the Diamondbacks organization. He started with the Dominican Summer League Diamondbacks (2016) and made it as far as Low A with the Hillsboro Hops (2019). The righty batted .256 with 211 hits and 75 RBI during that time. 

Garcia, 24, appeared in 25 games last season, his first as a professional. He twirled 50 innings mostly out of the bullpen. The right-hander struck out 40 batters and finished second on the team in saves with five. 

“We look forward to Nick continuing his development and being a big part of our staff,” said Tagert. “His work ethic and determination has got him this far and we see a lot of good things in his future.” 

Garcia, originally from Morena Valley, California played collegiately at Missouri Valley College. In his two seasons as a Viking, he went 14-8 with a 3.95 ERA and 160 strikeouts. As a senior he was named to the 2019 Heart of America Athletic Conference All-Conference Team. 


The RailCats 2022 season begins at the Steel Yard on Friday, May 20 vs Lincoln Saltdogs. Season tickets packages and group outings for the 2022 season can be reserved by calling 219-882-2255 or emailing [email protected]