Villanueva homers, Cubs Oct. 20 Recap

Cubs third base prospect Christian Villanueva homered to help lead Obregon over Hermosillo in Mexican League action Sunday night. Yoanner Negrin earned his second win in the VWL tossing five shutout innings.

Arizona Fall League

Had the day off.

Venezuelan Winter League

Yoanner Negrin (2-0 1.80 ERA) earned his second win tossing five innings of shutout ball in Caracas' win over Margarita. Negrin threw 87 pitches, 42 for strikes as he allowed three hits and two walks with a pair of punchouts. Negrin pitched was used as a starter and out off the bullpen for AAA Iowa in 2013 but was more successful in relief. He features a 95 mph fastball and uses a a varsity of arm slots.

Frank Del Valle saw his first action in the VWL as the Cuban tossed 1.2 scoreless frames for Margarita. The left-hander walked one and fanned two.

Yeiper Castillo (0-0 4.05 ERA) bounced back after his last outing tossing two scoreless frames for Zulia, allowing only a walk. Castillo allowed three eared runs in .2 innings his last time out. Despite his effort, Zulu fell 8-7.

C Wilson Contreras (Kane County) made his VSL debut on Sunday striking out in his only plate appearance in Aragua's 12-10 loss to Magallanes.

Dominican Winter League

Julio Borbon (.250) hit leadoff going 1-3 with a run in Licey's 5-3 win over Escogido. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the 7th. Teammate 2B Arismendy Alcantara was 0-4 with two strikeouts.

Mexican Pacific Winter League

Christian Villanueva has reported to Obregon and played his fist game on Saturday night going 0-5 as the designated hitter. Villanueva started at third on Sunday night, going 2-5 with a homer while batting second. He went deep in the fourth inning with two out and singled and scored in the sixth.

Marcus Hatley (0-0 1.93 ERA, 2 Saves) made his fifth appearance of the season pitching the ninth in Culican's 5-0 loss to Guasave. Hatley allowed a solo homer and fanned one.

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