Cubs Jan. 20 Notebook

Willson Contreras homered in Aragua’s 11-5 win in Venezuelan round-robin play while Javier Baez returned to action in Puerto Rico. The South Bend Cubs need a name for their new logo.

Cubs News and Rumors
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Hot Stove News
Following the trade of Dexter Fowler, the Astros have signed CF Colby Rasmus to a one-year deal worth $8 million. He played last season for Toronto.

Puerto Rican Winter League
Mayaguez scored seven times in the second and beat Santurce 8-2 in the open game of the Puerto Rican championships. Javier Baez returned from the Cubs Convention for Santurce and went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Venezuelan Winter League
Aragua (6-8) defeated La Guaria (4-10) 11-5 and Caribes (11-4) beat Magallanes (9-6) as round-robin play winds down. Rubi Silva (.294) went 2-for-4 and scored twice for Aragua. Willson Contreras hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the 4th, his first of the playoffs after hitting five during season. Contreras finished 2-for-3 for Aragua.

Dominican Winter League
Gigantes evened the series with Estrellas at two games apiece with a 5-3 win Tuesday night. Junior Lake went 0-for-4 for three strikeouts.

Mexican Pacific Winter League
Culiacan and Jalisco open the best of seven championship series on Wednesday of Rae trop to the Caribbean World Series.

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