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Carlos Zambrano goes six innings in second VWL outing

Nov 12, 2011, 10:03 PM EDT

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Cubs right-hander Carlos Zambrano surrendered two runs over 2 2/3 innings in his Venezuelan Winter League debut earlier this week. On Saturday afternoon, he made his second VWL appearance.

Rafael Rojas of Viva Colorado has the goods.

Big Z allowed five hits and three earned runs over six innings, issuing two walks while striking out five.

The 30-year-old is trying to prove that he still has the ability to be a reliable starter and there are Cubs people on hand in Venezuela tracking his progress. Zambrano, who registered an underwhelming 4.82 ERA and 101/56 K/BB ratio in 145 2/3 innings this past season, is owed an $18 million salary in 2012.

  1. cowboysoldiertx - Nov 13, 2011 at 8:17 AM

    Big Z can still be a solid 4 or 5… But thats it.

    • blueintown - Nov 13, 2011 at 8:42 AM

      ..even that might be pushing it.

  2. brewcrewfan54 - Nov 13, 2011 at 9:02 AM

    Those lines aren’t making a very good argument for him.

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