Cubs Oct. 31 Recap

Cubs finally made it official as Joe Maddon will be hired on Monday. Willson Contreras returned to the lineup with a RBI triple in the VWL while Daniel Lockhart made his debut in the AFL with two hits.

Maddon coming to Chicago
The Cubs made it semi-official on Friday. A press conference will be held on Monday to announce the hiring of Joe Maddon

Arizona Fall League—Mesa 5, Glendale 2
Daniel Lockhart made his AFL debut a good one with two hits and a RBI as he played all nine innings at second. The 21-year-old singled in his first at-bat and, singled in the sixth, and knocked in a run in the ninth on a sacrifice fly......Bijan Rademacher (.333) doubled and scored twice while Daniel Vogelbach (.217) went 0-for-1 with four walks. Vogelbach has 14 walks and an OBP of .387.

C.J. Edwards will be the lone Cubs prospect in the Arizona Fall league All-Star game that will be played at 8 p.m. CST on Saturday, Nov. 1. Edwards threw three innings on Oct. 27 so could see action in the game. Mesa is back in action on Monday, Nov. 3 when they host Salt River at Cubs Park.

Venezuelan Winter League
After missing a few games with a leg injury, Aragua’s Willson Contreras picked up right where he left off with a RBI triple and a run. He finished 1-for-3 with a strikeout in the 6-5 loss to Lara and has 7 RBI. Loiger Padron surrendered his first runs of the season and ended his 7.1 IP scoreless streak. Padron got tagged for four runs, three earned in 1.1 innings in Caracas’ 8-7 loss to Zulia. He gave up five hits, walked one and recorded one strikeout.

Dominican Winter League
Junior Lake (.286) went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts in Estrellas’ 10-3 defeat to Toros........DH Manny Ramirez (.276) singled twice and scored in Aguilas’ 10-5 loss to Gigantes.......SS Marco Hernandez (.357), Licey, was 1-4 with a RBI, a walk and a run scored in Licey’s 6-3 win over Escogido.

Mexican Pacific Winter League
Obregon’s Christian Villanueva (.211) went 0-for-2 in the 3-2 win over Navojoa.

Puerto Rican Winter League
No Cubs prospects saw action.

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