11/24 Winter ball update
In his first game with Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League, Junior Lake went 2-for-5 and scored two runs to help in a 6-0 win over Escogido on Wednesday. Lake batted .296 in 28 games in the Arizona Fall League, which ended Nov. 17.
In Venezuela, Marwin Gonzalez had a hit for Caracas, and now is batting .333 in 24 games.
In Mexico, Marco Carrillo gave up two hits over six shutout innings to help Obregon beat Mazatlan, 5-1. Carrillo struck out five and walked three. Carillo compiled a 2.36 ERA in 29 games, including seven starts, with Double-A Tennessee. He began last season with the Smokies, then was bumped up to Triple-A Iowa from late May until mid July, when he was 2-1 with a 6.10 ERA in 11 games (two starts) before rejoining Tennessee. He’s now 2-2 with a 2.28 ERA in eight starts in Mexico.
Blake Parker, another Cubs prospect, threw one inning of relief on Wednesday for Hermosillo in Mexico. He’s given up runs in three of his 20 appearances, and has a 3.32 ERA over 21 2/3 innings.
— Carrie Muskat