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Pimentel shines, Nov. 23 Cubs Recap

Carlos Pimentel made his first start as a Cub.

RHP Carlos Pimental made his first start since signing a free agent contract with Cubs as the 23-year-old former Ranger farmhand tossed five shutout innings for Escogido in the DWL before leaving in the sixth after a leadoff bunt single.

Venezuelan Winter League Luis Valbuena went 0-3 with a walk and a run scored in Lara's 12-3 win over Aragua. Valbuena was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the seventh. Yeiper Castillo allowed an earned run in his fifth straight appearance as the right-hander allowed all three inherited runners to score in the fourth after entering the game with one out. After hitting a batter to force in a un... Recommended Stories