Venezuelan Winter LeagueNov. 18—Yeiper Castillo allowed three runs, one earned, in his inning of work in Zulia's 6-2 loss to La Guaria. He surrendered two hits, including a solo home. Nov. 17—2B Luis Valbuena was 2-5 and knocked in his first run of the season in Lara's 9-8 loss to Caracas.
Dominican Winter LeagueNov. 18— No Cubs prospects saw action. Nov. 17—Marcos Mateo pitched around two hits in the ninth to earn his fifth save in Estrellas 3-0 win over Toros. Mateo is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA with 11 K in 13.1 IP. Junior Lake was 0-3 and is now hitting .333 in 13 games. Julio Borbon was 2-2 with a walk in Licey's 4-0 loss to Escogido. Borbon ins hitting .226.
Mexican Pacific Winter LeagueNov. 18—No Cubs prospects saw action. Nov. 17—Christian Villanueva singled in two at-bats before being lifted for a pinch-hitter in the 8th inning of Obregon's 4-3 loss to Hermosillo in 10 innings. SS Walter Ibarra was 0-2 with a sacrifice in Mazatlan's 5-1 loss to Mexicali.
Puerto Rican Winter LeagueNov. 18—Jonathan Mota was 0-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in Ponce's 4-1 loss to Mayaguez. Nov. 17—Jonathan Mota went 2-4 and scored twice in Ponce's 4-3 loss to Carolina. Mota is hitting .229 in 11 games and has played three infield positions.