Prospects in wreck, Jan. 5-6 Cubs Recap

Three Cubs prospects escaped injury in the Dominican on Monday as they were involved in an auto accident. The winter league playoffs are in full swing but not many Cubs prospects are seeing the field.

Cubs prospects in auto accident

Three Cubs prospects were taken to the hospital following an auto accident Monday in the Dominican Republic but none of the players were hurt. Shortstop Frandy Delarosa, along with pitchers Jefferson Mejia and Jose Zapata were not seriously hurt in the mishap and were held overnight for observations. Delarosa, 17, was a July 2 signee by the Cubs in 2012 and made his pro debut this year in the Dominican Summer League. Mejia, 18, inked a deal this July with Chicago and made his pro debut in the DSL. Zapata, 20, signed in October of 2012 and just completed his first season. According to reports, Delarosa was driving the vehicle and by the looks of the picture, all three are lucky they weren't seriously injured. Photo of accident

Venezuelan Winter League

Jan. 6—Caribes moved to 4-0 with a come-from-behind 6-4 win over Zulia (1-3). Magallanes improved to 3-1 with a 12-6 victory over Caracus (1-3). Yeiper Castillo took the loss for Zulia, allowing two runs, one earned, in two innings of relief. Castillo allowed two hits and fanned one.

Jan. 5—Caribes (3-0) remained unbeaten in the round-robin playoffs downing Zulia 6-4 and Caracas (1-2) whipped La Guaria (1-3) 11-1.

Dominican Winter League

Jan. 6—Licey (5-4) moved to within a game of first place with a 7-3 win over Escogido (6-3). Aguilas (4-5) beat Gigantes (3-6) 5-2, scoring four runs in the bottom of the eighth.

Jan. 5—Escogido improved to 6-2 with a 4-2 win over Gigantes in 11 innings. Licey (4-4) beat Aguilas (3-5) 3-1.

Mexican Pacific Winter League

Jan. 6—Guasave avoided elimination beating Hermosillo 5-4 to cut the series lead to 3-2. Navojoa took a 3-2 lead in their series with Los Mochis, winning 7-6.

Jan. 5—Mexicali finished its sweep of Culiacan with a 7-3 win. Los Mochis evened its series at two games apiece with a 6-1 win over Navojoa. Hermosillo went up 3-1 with a 8-3 win over Guasave.

Puerto Rican Winter League

Jan. 6—No games scheduled.

Jan. 5—Mayaguez improved to 3-0 with a 3-2 win over Carolina while Ponce (2-1) beat Caguas (1-2) 6-1. Ponce's Jonathan Mota went 2-5 with a double, two RBI and two runs.

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