1/8 Winter ball update
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro and outfielder Brad Snyder were both hitless but Escogido got enough offense to beat Estrellas, 2-1, on Friday in the Dominican League playoffs. Both Escogido and Estrellas are 5-5. In Venezuela, Cubs prospect Marwin Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a double in Caracas’ 3-2 loss to Aragua.
— Carrie Muskat