Dec. 5 Cubs Recap

Junior Lake continues to log innings in center field as the 23-year-old prepares for the 2014 season at Wrigley in the DWL. In off-field news, the Cubs lost their Rule 5 pick due to a grievance filed by the Phillies.

Cubs lose Rule 5 pick

Due to a grievance filed by the Philadelphia Phillies when the Cubs selected Lendy Castillo in the 2011 Rule 5 draft, the Phillies will receive the Cubs 2013 Rule 5 pick (# 4 overall) as compensation.

The rule states a player must be active for at least 90 days. Castillo broke camp with the Cubs and was placed in the DL on May 12 with a left groin strain. He rehabbed in Mesa, Daytona and Tennessee before joining Chicago on Aug. 11, and finished the season on the 25-man roster for a total of 91 days. Castillo was given credit for a full year of service time.

According to reports, the Cubs said they didn't plan on taking a player in the Dec. 12 draft.

Venezuelan Winter League

2B Luis Valbuena (.284) went 2-4 and scored twice in Lara's 10-5 win.Valbuena was 1-4 with two strikeouts in the first game of the DH, a makeup game from Nov. 26.

RHP Hector Rondon (2-0 3.65 ERA) allowed two runs on three hits in Caracas' 5-3 won over Zulia. Caracas. RHP Yeiper Castillo (3-1 3.32 ERA) worked 1.2 innings of scoreless relief pitching the ninth and two out in the 10th. He yielded two hits, walked one, and fanned a pair.

Dominican Winter League

CF Junior Lake (.353) was 1-4 in Estrellas' 4-3 loss to Toros.

Mexican Pacific Winter League

RF Darnell McDonald (.200) was 1-4 in Obregon's 6-3 win over Guasave.

SS Walter Ibarra was 1-3 with a RBI double, the only run in Mazatlan's 5-1 loss to Navojoa.

Puerto Rican Winter League

SS Edwin Maysonet (.286) went 0-4 in Santurce's 4-3 win over Caguas.


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