Cubs re-sign Rosario
The Cubs re-signed minor league pitcher Jose Rosario. The 25-year-old right-hander missed the 2015 season with Tommy John surgery after working as a starter and out of the bullpen for Dayton in 2014 (5-8, 5.44 ERA, 101 IP, 50 BB, 90 K, 1.75 WHIP).
Arizona Fall League
All-star Corey Black gave up a grand slam as the right-hander was charged with six runs in 1.1 innings. Black allowed two hits, walked three and threw 30 pitches, only 50 percent for strikes....RHP David Garner tossed a scoreless inning of relief, allowing a hit.....RF Mark Zagunis (.222) was 1-for- 3 with a run scored and drew his 14th walk to up his OBP to .488.....C Willson Contreras (.288) double and drove in a run in five at-bats while 3B Jeimer Candelario went 1-for- 4 with a RBI in the 14-5 loss to Peoria.
Venezuelan Winter League
Gioskar Amaya (.242) flied out as a pinch-hitter in the 8th inning of Aragua’s 3-2 loss to Caracas. Armando Rivero (2-1, 4.91 ERA) got charged with the blown save (1) and took the loss, giving up two runs in 8th on three hits....Yoervis Medina gave up a run on two hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning in Lara’s 11-6 win over La Guaria. In two games Medina has yielded five hits and two walks in 1.1 innings.
Dominican Winter League
2014 DWL Pitcher of the Year Carlos Pimentel made his season debut for Escogido, tossing two innings of relief in the 8-4 loss to Gigantes. The 2015 PCL Pitcher of the Year allowed two runs on two hits and a walk.
Mexican Pacific Winter League
3B Christian Villanueva (.338) went 0-for-3 but did walk and score in Obregon’s 3-2 win over Culiacan.
Puerto Rican Winter League
Fernando Cruz earned his first hold in Santurce’s 3-1 win over Carolina, tossing a 1-2-3 seventh.