11/26 Winter ball update

Cubs prospect Junior Lake homered in the first inning to help Estrellas de Oriente beat Toros del Este, 11-1, in Dominican Winter League play on Friday.

* Marwin Gonzalez will join the Cubs training in Mesa, Ariz., this offseason. The second baseman played his last game Friday with Caracas. According to reports, the Venezuela Winter League is upset that Gonzalez is leaving and want him to continue playing the remainder of the season. Gonzalez was batting .333 in 26 games with Caracas, with three doubles and 13 RBIs. He hit .301 in 64 games with Double-A Tennessee, and .274 in 60 gmes with Triple-A Iowa.

— Carrie Muskat


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