12/28 Winter League playoffs
Cubs prospect Junior Lake went 2-for-4 with a stolen base for Estrellas de Oriente, which lost, 3-1, on Thursday to Toros del Este in the first game in round robin playoffs in the Dominican Winter League. Lake, who batted .312 in 44 games during the season, started in left field in the playoff game. The Cubs are looking for bench players, and Lake’s versatility is a plus.
— Carrie Muskat