Cubs Winter League Recap: 12/21/14

Catcher Willson Contreras and 2B Luis Valbuena both went yard for their respective teams Sunday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s action in the Caribbean:


  • C Willson Contreras went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run. He also struck out twice for the Tigres de Aragua in an 8-7 loss to the Aguilas del Zulia.
  • 2B Luis Valbuena went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the Cardenales de Lara’s 6-5 loss to the Navegantes del Magallanes.
  • PH-3B Johnathan Herrera went 0-2 with two strikeouts for the Navegantes.
  • LHP Joseph Ortiz earned a win for the Tiburones de La Guaira. He pitched one inning of relief, surrendering one hit and striking out one.


  • 3B Christian Villanueva went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout for the Yaquis de Obregon in a 6-2 win over the Tomateros de Culiacan.

Dominican Republic

  • RHP Starling Peralta gave up two hits and one run (unearned) in 0.2 innings of relief in the Estrellas de Oriente’s 5-2 win over the Toros de Este. His winter ERA still stands at 0.00.
  • LF Junior Lake went 0-for-4 for the Estrellas, but did manage a walk and scored a run. His is batting .243 in the winter league.
  • LHP Jeffry Antigua pitched 1.1 scoreless innings of relief, allowing no hits and one walk in the Toros del Este loss.


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