Arizona Fall League—Mesa 11, Surprise 6
Addison Russell blasted a two-run homer and three Cubs pitchers saw action in the Solar Sox victory Tuesday afternoon at Surprise Stadium. Russell singled home Jacob Hannemann in the first and then smacked a 2-0 fastball over the left field wall in the fifth. Russell finished 2-for-5 with three strikeouts. Hannemann led off the game with a single, one of three hits, and delivered a two-run single in the 8th.
Venezuelan Winter League
LaGuaria, managed by Buddy Bailey (Tennessee), has added left-handed reliever Alberto Diaz to the Sharks roster. Diaz pitched for Kane County, Boise, and Mesa in 2014 (0-2, 7.52 ERA, 32.1 IP, 40 H, 23 BB, 21 K).
Loiger Padron earned his first win of the season getting the final two our sof the fifth. He gave up a hit that allowed an inherited runner to score and threw 13 pitches, nine for strikes in the 4-3 win over Magallanes. Carlos Zambrano got into the game for Magallanes in the 8th as a pinch hitter. He walked and was lifted for a pinch-runner.
Dominican Winter League
Junior Lake had a tough season (.211/.246/.351, 33.7 K%) and his name is excluded when talking about the Cubs outfield moving forward. If he wants to get back into the conversation Lake needs to solve his problems at the plate. IN the 10-7 loss to Aguilas, Lake went 1-for-5 with a RBI single that gave Estrellas a 1-0 lead.