Venezuelan Winter League
Paolo Espino made his first start since signing with the Cubs, as the right-hander got charged with four unearned runs and took the loss as Caribes' fell to Aragua 8-6. Espino worked 3.2 innings, allowing six hits and a walk with two strikeouts. The 24-year-old pitched shutout ball for three innings but surrendered four runs in the fourth after a two-out error—allowing two hits and a walk after the miscue.
2B Luis Valbuena doubled and scored in Lara's 6-1 win over Margarita in the first game of the DH. Valbuena was 1-4 with a pair of strikeouts in the second game that was suspended in the bottom of the seventh with Lara leading 5-2.
Dominican Winter League
RHP Alberto Cabrera retired all three hitters he faced but a wild pitch on strikeout allowed a runner to reach, who eventually scored on a two-run homer after Cabrera was replaced. It was Cabrera's second appearance of the season for the Toros, who lost 6-5 to Aguilas.
CF Junior Lake singled in four at-bats in Estrellas' 5-1 loss to Escogido, and is hitting .342.
Mexican Pacific Winter League
SS Walter Ibarra was 2-3 with a double in Mazatlan's 8-0 loss to Los Mochis. Ibarra has hit in six of his last seven games and is batting .183.
Puerto Rican Winter League
SS Edwin Maysonet (.302) was 2-3 in Santurce's 3-2 loss to Caguas. Maysonet is technically a free agent but played last year for AAA Iowa.