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21 Junior Lake RF
Height/Weight: 6-3/215 | Birthdate: 3/27/1990 | Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Baltimore | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Orioles trade RP Tommy Hunter to Cubs for OF Junior Lake


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) The Orioles have traded right-handed reliever Tommy Hunter to the Cubs in exchange for outfielder Junior Lake.

Hunter owns a 3.63 ERA in 44 2/3 innings of relief this season. He was formerly a starter, though he hasn't made a start since 2012.

Lake has split time this year between the Cubs and Triple-A Iowa. He owns a .224 batting average in 21 games with the Cubs. He has the ability to play all three outfield positions. He will report to Triple-A Norfolk, acording to MLB.com.


Cubs option LF Junior Lake to Triple-A, call up RP Brian Schlitter


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/14/2015) The Cubs have optioned left fielder Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa and called up reliever Brian Schlitter in corresponding moves, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

Lake, who has been in and out of the Cubs' lineup, is hitting .224 with a home run and five RBI in 58 at-bats this season.

Schlitter has a 1.12 ERA in 16 innings for the Iowa Cubs this season and will fill a void in the Cubs' bullpen.


Cubs OF Junior Lake back returns to starting lineup


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2015) Cubs outfielder Junior Lake is in Thursday's starting lineup against the Reds. 

Lake didn't start Thursday's game against the Tigers but did make a pinch-hit appearance in the eighth inning. Lake is hitting .236/.276/.364 this season. 


Cubs OF Junior Lake hits HR, benches clear afterward


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Cubs outfielder Junior Lake blasted a two-run home run in the sixth inning followed by a near-brawl between both benches in Wednesday night's 7-3 loss to the Marlins. 

As Lake crossed home plate, he and Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto exchanged words with one another. As they got into it, both Cubs and Marlins players came onto the field. However, no one threw any punches as the situation diffused quickly. 

Lake's homer was the first he's hit this season. He finished the game 1 for 5 and now has a slash line of .250/.286/.425. 


Junior Lake doubles twice for Cubs


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Cubs right fielder Junior Lake had two doubles in Tuesday's loss to Miami. Lake went 2 for 4 and drove in one of the team's two runs on the day. 

Lake now has four doubles and two RBI on the year. 


Cubs RF Jorge Soler out of the lineup on Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler is out of the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Nationals, the team announced.

It will be just Soler's second day off of the season after starting 21 consecutive games. Junior Lake will draw just his fourth start of the year and bat sixth. Soler is hitting .273 with 16 RBI in 176 at-bats this season. The Cubs are currently the underdogs (+105) against Washington.


Cubs' Junior Lake gets the start in left field Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/22/2015) Cubs outfielder Junior Lake is making a rare start in left field, batting seventh on Friday against the Diamondbacks. Lake was recalled from Triple-A on Tuesday and is making just his third start of the season.

Lake is replacing Chris Coghlan, who had started each of the last five games. Coghlan is likely just receiving a day off, with no injury being reported. 


Cubs promote OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) The Cubs officially recalled outfielder Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa prior to Tuesday's game against San Diego.

The 25-year-old Lake batted .286 (4 for 14) with a double and an RBI during his first big-league stint from April 27-May 5. He hit .250 (18-for-72) with three doubles and 11 RBI in 22 minor-league games this season.


Report: Cubs option Brian Schlitter to Triple-A, call up Junior Lake


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) The Cubs have reportedly optioned pitcher Brian Schlitter to Triple-A Iowa and called up outfielder Junior Lake, according to MLB.com.

Schlitter posted an 0-2 record with an 8.10 ERA in 6 2/3 innings of work for Chicago this season. Lake has appeared in four games this season with a .286 average in 14 at-bats for the Cubs. He is hitting .250 with 11 RBI for Triple-A Iowa this season.


Cubs activate Grimm, DFA Varvaro; option Lake, Szczur to Triple-A


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) The Cubs announced several roster moves prior to Wednesday's game in St. Louis, per the team's official website. The club activated right-hander Justin Grimm off the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa. Outfielder Junior Lake has been optioned to Triple-A and right-hander Anthony Varvaro has been designated for assignment.

Junior Lake gets two hits, drives in run for Cubs


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Cubs left fielder Junior Lake made his 2015 debut in Tuesday's win over Cincinnati. He went 2 for 5 with a double, run and RBI. 


Cubs' Chris Denorfia still not fully recovered from hamstring issue


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Cubs outfielder Chris Denorfia is still not fully recovered from a hamstring injury he suffered in spring training, according to the Chicago Tribune. Denorfia made his debut on April 18 after starting the season on the disabled list. According to ESPN, Denorfia is also dealing with a foot ailment. He is hitting .357 (5 for 14) in seven games.

Junior Lake will get the start in left field against left-hander Jeff Locke and the Pirates on Tuesday.


Cubs' Junior Lake to make season debut Tuesday vs. Pirates


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Cubs outfielder Junior Lake is making his season debut Tuesday, batting sixth and manning left field in his team's matchup with the Pirates.

Lake was called up Monday but didn't see any action in his team's 4-0 win over the Pirates. He hit .289/.340/.333 with two stolen bases in 45 at-bats with Triple-A Iowa before being called up. With Lake in the lineup against lefty Jeff Locke, Chris Coghlan is on the bench Tuesday.

The Cubs are favorites (-117) against the Pirates Tuesday.


Cubs recall Junior Lake, option Brian Schlitter


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) The Cubs recalled outfielder Junior Lake and optioned pitcher Brian Schlitter to Triple-A Iowa Monday, the team announced.

Lake enjoyed a promising rookie campaign in 2013 but hit just .211/246/.351 with nine home runs, 25 RBI and seven stolen bases in 308 at-bats last season. He has delivered a .289/.340/.333 line with eight RBI and two stolen bases in 45 at-bats with Triple-A Iowa this year.

Schlitter surrendered six earned runs in 5 2/3 innings while with the Cubs.


Cubs option Lake, Schlitter and Rosscup to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) The Cubs optioned outfielder Junior Lake, reliever Brian Schlitter and reliever Zac Rosscup to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday.

Cubs OF Junior Lake departs after second-base collision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Cubs outfielder Junior Lake departed Friday's Cactus League contest against the Reds after an apparent collision at second base. Lake's head collided with Brandon Phillips of the Reds while advancing on a wild pitch in the fourth inning, per the Chicago Sun Times.

Lake left the game under his own power, and Albert Almora replaced him as a pinch-runner. His status, however, remains uncertain for Saturday's spring game against the Rangers.


Cubs add seven as rosters expand


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) The Cubs added seven players to their expanded roster Tuesday, the team announced.

The team called up pitchers Brian Schlitter, Dan Straily, Arodys Vizcaino and Zac Rosscup , along with outfielder Junior Lake , while selecting the contracts of pitcher Eric Jokisch and catcher Rafael Lopez from Triple-A Iowa. 


Junior Lake optioned to the minors Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Cubs outfielder Junior Lake has been optioned to Triple-A Friday.

Lake opened the season as a starter, but struggled out of the gate. Over 291 at-bats, he's hit .216/.243/.364. Lake stressed a need for regular at-bats, and should get those in the minors. 


Cubs might demote Junior Lake or Mike Olt to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) In order to keep Arismendy Alcantara on the roster, the Cubs might be faced with a difficult decision to to demote outfielder Junior Lake or infielder Mike Olt, who are both struggling offensively, to Triple-A Iowa, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

"I don’t want to speculate on any of that," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Saturday. "They’ve been working hard. They stay positive, and they’ve been handling it extremely well. One of the things I try to talk to them about is not to focus so much on the results. I want them to focus on the at-bat."


Junior Lake returns Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Cubs outfielder Junior Lake has returned to the team's starting lineup Saturday.

Lake is dealing with head and knee issues after running into the wall a few days ago. Lake has returned, and will hit leadoff against the Nationals Saturday. Lake is hitting .239/.269/.420 over 226 at-bats.


Junior Lake a no-go for Friday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Head and knee contusions sustained when he collided with an oufield wall Thursday has Cubs left fielder Junior Lake absent from the Friday lineup against Washington.

Lake passed a concussion test and is not expected to miss significant time. He has been struggling a bit with just seven hits in his last 32 at-bats.


Junior Lake escapes collision without major injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Cubs outfielder Junior Lake escaped his collision with the outfield wall Thursday without much more than a few bruises, according to MLB.com.

Lake hit the a door in the outfield while diving for a catch, but appears to have avoided serious injury. He was tested for a concussion following the game and showed no symptoms. He walked off the field without assistance, though it is not clear if he is expected to miss any time moving forward. 


Junior Lake exits after hitting wall


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Cubs outfielder Junior Lake left Thursday's game against the Nationals in the second inning, after colliding with the wall in right field.

Lake walked off the field under his own power, after his left hand and head hit a door in the outfield fence. At this point, the nature and extent of the injury are not yet known. 


Junior Lake benched again Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) Left fielder Junior Lake has apparently not yet gained the full confidence of Rick Renteria. He is out of the lineup for the second straight game Friday in favor of Chris Coghlan. There has been no word of a physical problem that would be keeping Lake sidelined.

Lake hasn't gone into long droughts for the Cubs, but has been on the whole unproductive since late May. He has 14 hits in 80 at-bats since May 23 as his average has fallen from .280 to .236. His on-base percentage of .265 and ridiculous 75 strikeouts in 212 at-bats are certainly a concern.


Junior Lake out of Wednesday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Cubs left fielder Junior Lake has been given the day off for the afternoon game in Miami. Chris Coghlan is set to man the position.

Lake has been performing well recently. He has hit safely in eight of the last 10 games and has scored eight runs during that stretch.