Cubs prospect Jesus Camargo arrested, faces felony drug chargesRussell Dorseyon March 20, 2021 at 7:16 pm

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Eagle County sheriffs found 21 pounds of meth, oxycodone pills and cash along with baseball gloves and cleats in Camargo’s vehicle.

MESA, Ariz – Cubs prospect Jesus Camargo was arrested on Wednesday in Eagle, Colorado after deputies found 21 pounds of meth and oxycodone pills in his duffel bag. Camargo, who was held on $75,000 bond, faces four felony possession and distribution charges.

According to reports, local authorities pulled Camargo over for speeding and drifting in and out of lanes. Upon K-9 units searching the vehicle, Eagle County sheriffs found the meth, oxycodone pills and cash in a Cubs duffel bag, as well as baseball gloves and cleats.

“We are aware of the arrest of one of our Minor League players,” Cubs SVP of communications Julian Green told the Sun-Times in a statement. “We are investigating this matter and cannot provide additional comment until we have further details.”

Camargo, 25, signed with the Cubs as an international free agent out of Sinaloa, Mexico in 2014. He pitched for Class A-Advanced Myrtle Beach in 2019.

Marisnick skills on display in first week of games

Outfielder Jake Marisnick’s Cubs debut this spring was delayed after being slowed by a right calf injury. But after his first week of game action, he’s already showing why the Cubs wanted to add him to their outfield mix.

Marisnick, who is considered one of the game’s best defensive outfielders, has already been making plays with the glove and the bat and his early results have already gotten the attention of his manager.

“It’s an easy run out there [in the outfield],” Ross said. “It’s one of those sneaky [runs], it doesn’t look like he’s moving very fast. But he’s just covering a ton of ground. He just runs the ball down with ease. … It’s good. The arm is good. He’s swung the bat well, so it’s been nice to have him back and healthy.

“It looks like a group that enjoys playing the game and that’s kind of the vibe I’ve gotten early,” Marisnick said. “I’m really happy to be here right now, to be honest with you just kind of interacting with these guys and seeing the group that’s in that clubhouse. It’s unbelievable.”

The 29-year-old outfielder signed a one-year deal this offseason and has a career .229/.281/.385 slash line with 56 homers and 72 stolen bases.

Wick throws off the mound

Right-hander Rowan Wick threw off the mound for the first time this spring after suffering an intercostal injury earlier this spring. Wick threw 10 pitches during his bullpen as his throwing progression ramps up. The 28-year-old right-hander reached 105 feet playing long toss last week.

“Rowan Wick is in a really good spot,” Ross said. “He’s itching to do more. [We’re] trying to navigate a good plan for him. He’s feeling really good, but as good as he’s feeling which is always great news, with all the time off we’re trying to build him back up in the right capacity. The trainers and the pitching guys are on top of that, but things are going really well for him.”

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