Juan Gamez and Andre Jackson are called up to Triple-A; Jacksonville Jaguars sign Jeff Cotton

Former Cienega standout Andre Jackson was elevated form the Tulsa Drillers to the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers on Saturday. Jackson was a standout at Utah and he was taken in the 12th round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Jackson was named to the MLB Futures All-Star Game roster as a pitcher.

Former Cienega standout Juan Gamez was moved up to Triple-A Iowa on Friday. A reliever in the Chicago Cubs organization, Gamez was elevated from the Tennessee Smokies. Gamez was a catcher for Cienega before taking the field for Pima College. Gamez finished his college career with North Dakota State.

Gamez was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 31st round of the 2016 MLB Draft but he switched to pitching in the Mexican League. The Cubs signed Gamez in December of 2019 after a great outing in Mexico.

Former Mountain View receiver Jeff Cotton was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday. Cotton played for Pima College and Idaho. He signed a rookie contract with the Chargers and was placed on the team’s practice squad. According to reports, head coach Urban Meyer is seeking more receivers for his offense.


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