Cubs Dec. 30 Recap

Cubs relief pitcher Joseph Ortiz earned his first save and finished the Venezuelan Winter League with nine holds and a 2.75 ERA in 22 games. Junior Lake helps lead Estrellas into a first place tie in the DWL playoffs.

Dominican Winter League
Estrellas (3-1), the regular season champ, moved into a first-place tie with Gigantes (3-1) with a 4-1 win over Aguilas (1-3). Toros (1-3) blanked Gigantes 5-0 as five pitchers combined for the shutout.........In Estrellas’ win, LF Junior Lake doubled, walked twice and scored a run. Former Cub pitcher Rafael Dolis earned the win while Marcos Mateo, another former Cub reliever, picked up the save. Mateo was named DWL Player and Pitcher of the Year. DH Manny Ramirez was 0-for-3 with a walk for Aguilas.

Venezuelan Winter League
Joseph Ortiz earned his first save with a pair of punchouts on a scoreless ninth as La Guaira beat Zulia 2-0 in the regular season finale. The lefty made 22 relief appearances and finished with a line of 19.2 IP, 22 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 10 K, 2.75 ERA.

Mexican Pacific Winter League
No games scheduled.

Puerto Rican Winter League
No players saw action.

Cubs Winter League prospects stats

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