1/11 Winter ball update
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with four RBIs but it wasn’t enough as Escogido lost 9-7 on Monday to the Toros in the Dominican Winter League playoffs. Castro hit a three-run triple in the third, a single in the seventh, and a solo homer with two outs in the eighth.
In Venezuela, Cubs prospect Marwin Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI in Caracas’ 8-5 win over Zulia. Caracas is now tied for first in the Venezuelan round-robin playoffs.
— Carrie Muskat