1/8/10 Winter ball update
Brad Snyder went 3-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs for Mexicali, but it wasn’t enough as the Mexican Winter League team lost, 14-9, to Obregon and was eliminated in the playoffs. Snyder, expected in the Cubs’ camp this spring as a non-roster invitee, hit a two-run shot in the second inning and a grand slam in the third. Erubiel Durazo homered and drove in three runs to power Obregon, which won the series, 4-1. Shortstop Matt Camp, another Cubs prospect, went 1-for-5 for Mexicali in the game.
In Venezuela, Robinson Chirinos had one hit in Magallanes’ 9-4 loss to Margarita in the Winter League playoffs. Chirinos was batting .304 in the playoffs; the catcher hit .366 in the Venezuelan team’s regular season.
– Carrie Muskat