June 20, 2022  
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RailCats Transfer Vega’s Contract to Acereros de Monclova 

Gary, IN – The Gary SouthShore RailCats have officially transferred Carlos Vega’s contract to Acereros de Monclova in the Mexican League. 

Vega became a staple at the back end of the RailCats bullpen as he made a team-leading 13 appearances in their first 33 games.  In his 16 innings on the mound, he had a 1-1 record with 24 strikeouts, a 13.5 strikeouts-per-nine-innings ratio, eight games finished, and two saves. 

The Chicago Cubs originally drafted the Silver City, New Mexico native in the 21st round of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft after his graduation from Southeast Missouri State University.  Vega spent two years in their organization before pitching for the Gateway Grizzlies in the Frontier League prior to his arrival on the South Shore. 

Vega becomes the second RailCats player to have his contract transferred this season after Leif Strom joined the New York Yankees organization earlier this month.  In their 21st year, Gary SouthShore has now transferred 39 player contracts with two players, Tim Byrdak and Nathan Haynes, reaching Major League Baseball.