Cubs Nov. 11-12 Notebook

Recap of the Winter League including recaps of play from Armando Rivero, Juan Paniagua, P.J. Francescon, Rob Zastryzny and Jeimer Candelario.

Arizona Fall League
Nov. 11—LHP Rob Zastryzny (2-1, 4.70 ERA) got the win, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk over four innings. Zastryzny threw 68 pitches and fanned four in Mesa’s 7-5 victory over Surprise......David Garner surrendered a solo homer in his inning of relief, fanning one in the 22-pitch outing......Corey Black gave up a run on a hit and a walk in his only inning.....3B Jeimer Candelario went 1-for-3 with a walk and is hitting .350/.375/.700 over 15 games.

Nov. 10—3B Jeimer Candelario (.351) homered for the second straight day, a solo shot in the third to left center off left-hander Ian Clarkin (Yankees). It was his fifth homer and first off a lefty He ended the day 1-for-4......Cael Brockmeyer (.167) got the start behind the plate and went 1-for-4 with a double.



Venezuelan Winter League
Nov. 11—OF Adron Chambers (.579) was 0-for-2 with a walk in Magallanes’ 3-0 loss to Caracas. Chambers is technically a free agent but will be included in the reports until he signs with another team....RHP Armando Rivero worked a scoreless eighth in Aragua’s 1-0 win over Caribes and earned his third hold. Rivero fanned two and walked one, facing five hitters and throwing 25 pitches.....P.J. Francescon got the final three outs in Margarita’s 7-6 win over La Guaria. The right-hander entered the game with the bases loaded and no outs, and allowed all three runners to score, surrendering a single, a groundout and a two-run double. After a walk put the winning run on, Francescon got a pop out to end the game for his fifth save.

Nov. 10—Only one game, Lara beat Aragua 3-0 but no Cubs prospects played.



Dominican Winter League
Nov. 11—Arismendy Alcantara flied out as a pinch hitter in the 7th in Licey’s 6-5 loss to Gigantes.....Juan Paniagua fired two frames of shutout relief in Estrellas’ 3-1 loss. He issued two free passes and fanned one. Paniagua has not allowed a run in four games (4 IP).

Nov. 10—2B Arismendy Alcantara (.193) was 1-for-4 with a triple in Licey’s 1-0 win over Escogido.



Mexican Pacific Winter League
Nov. 11—3B Christian Villanueva (.347) knocked in a pair of runs with two singles and a walk in Obregon’s 706 win over Mexicali.

Nov. 10—3B Christian Villanueva went 1-for-4 in Obregon’s 6-4 loss to Mexicali....Relief pitcher Ryan Buchter tossed a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in Culiacan’s 9-3 win over Los Mochis. The left-hander, who recently declared for free agency, has 21 K in 12 IP with a 1.50 ERA.



Puerto Rican Winter League
Nov. 11—Fernando Cruz allowed his first run after eight plus scoreless frames, giving up a run in 1.1 innings of relief in Santurce’s 4-2 loss to Carolina.

Nov. 10—No Cubs prospects played on Tuesday.

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