Cubs Winter League Recap: 12/29/14

It was a relatively quiet day for Cubs players in the Caribbean, but Junior Lake and Christian Villanueva stayed hot Monday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s winter league action:

Dominican

  • RHP Frank Batista pitched 2.0 innings in the Aguilas Cibaenas 5-1 loss to the Estrellas de Oriente. He gave up two hits and one unearned run, walked one and struck out one.
  • LF Junior Lake went 2-for-4 with two singles and two strikeouts for the Estrellas de Oriente, raising his winter average to .455.

Mexican

  • 3B Christian Villanueva went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the Yaquis de Obregon’s 7-3 win over the Naranjeros de Hermosillo.

Venezuela

  • LHP Joseph Ortiz picked up his ninth hold of the winter campaign, pitching 0.1 scoreless innings in the Tiburones de La Guaira’s 6-2 loss to the Aguilas del Zulia. He is 3-0 in the Venezuelan League with a 2.89 ERA in 18.2 innings.
  • 2B Luis Valbuena went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a strikeout in the Cardenales de Lara’s 7-3 win over the Caribes de Anzoategui.

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