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Junior Lake | Outfielder | #48

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Blue Jays purchased the contract of OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Buffalo.
Lake was removed from the 40-man roster prior to the season but is back on it even though he hit just .244/.328/.387 for Buffalo. He'll provide some outfield depth while Jose Bautista (toe) is out. Jun 24 - 4:00 PM

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Blue Jays sent OF Junior Lake outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

The 26-year-old outfielder had a decent spring, hitting .256/.341/.385 with a pair of homers and four RBI, but was unable to secure a bench spot with the Jays. Given the current situations of some of the outfields around the league, there's a chance that he could refuse the assignment and look for work elsewhere.
Apr 2 - 8:37 AM

Junior Lake doubled in one of his two at-bats Sunday in the Blue Jays' 7-3 defeat of the Rays.

Lake and Ezequiel Carrera entered camp as the favorites to be the Jays' fourth outfielder, and Lake has had the better spring, posting a .726 OPS compared to Carrera's .604 mark. That said, Darrell Ceciliani has been considerably better than both, and Lake also doesn't match up with Carrera defensively. It's still not clear in which direction the Jays will go.
Mar 27 - 4:59 PM

Blue Jays claimed OF Junior Lake off waivers from the Orioles.

Lake was designated for assignment last week in order to free up a 40-man roster spot for Edgar Olmos. The 25-year-old is a great athlete but is a career .237/.278/.377 hitter over 664 major league plate appearances. He seems unlikely to crack the Opening Day roster.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 02:52:00 PM

Orioles designated OF Junior Lake for assignment.

The move was made to make room for Edgar Olmos on the 40-man roster. Lake had three hits, all doubles, in 22 at-bats with the O's after being acquired from the Cubs in July.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 05:07:00 PM

Orioles recalled OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Norfolk.

Lake was sent down last week for the Triple-A playoffs, but he's back with the big club now. The 25-year-old has gone 3-for-18 with the O's since being acquired from the Cubs at the trade deadline.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 02:17:00 PM

Orioles optioned OF Junior Lake to Triple-A Norfolk.

Lake was just called up to the team on Friday, but he'll head back to Triple-A. This season, he's gone 3-for-18 with the Orioles in various spots of limited action.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 05:26:00 PM

Orioles recalled OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Norfolk.

Lake went 2-for-14 at the plate last month for the O's. He'll see the occasional start in the outfield.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 03:42:00 PM

Orioles optioned OF Junior Lake to Triple-A Norfolk.

He is being sent out to make room on the active roster for Henry Urrutia. Lake's stay with the Orioles lasted just one week, hitting .143 (2-for-14) with six strikeouts in his limited action.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 03:25:00 PM

Orioles recalled OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Norfolk.

Acquired last week from the Cubs for Tommy Hunter, Lake is a career .241/.283/.380 hitter over parts of three seasons. He should see some playing time in the corner outfield spots, but we're not optimistic about his long-term prospects.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 06:01:00 PM

Orioles acquired OF Junior Lake from the Cubs in exchange for RHP Tommy Hunter.

Lake has shown power in spurts with the Cubs but is a career .241/.283/.380 hitter over parts of three seasons. He doesn't ever figure to have a big role in Baltimore.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 06:48:00 PM

Cubs optioned OF Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa.

The Cubs needed a fresh arm in the bullpen for Sunday's game against the Reds and Lake became the roster casualty. He should be back with the big league club in a reserve outfielder role before long.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 06:17:00 PM

Junior Lake hit a home run that sparked a benches-clearing altercation, but the Cubs still dropped Wednesday's game to the Marlins.

Lake drilled a two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning, cutting the Marlins' lead to 6-2. He made a gesture towards the Marlins' dugout as if to shush them, starting the altercation. He remained in the game and finished 1-for-5. The homer was his first of the year and is now batting .250/.286/.425 with four RBI in 41 plate appearances. With Jorge Soler put on the disabled list Wednesday, Lake figures to see more playing time.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 10:11:00 PM

Junior Lake finished 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in a loss to the Marlins on Tuesday.

Lake, filling in for the injured Jorge Soler, had an RBI double in the third inning. The utility player is hitting .257/.297/.371 with just two RBI on the year.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 09:53:00 PM

Cubs recalled OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa.

Lake had four hits in 14 at-bats earlier this season for the Cubs. He'll back up at all three outfield spots.
Tue, May 19, 2015 06:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Chris Colabello
2Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
2Junior Lake
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Aaron Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Drew Storen
3Brett Cecil
4Jason Grilli
5Joe Biagini
6Franklin Morales
7Gavin Floyd
8Jesse Chavez
9Bo Schultz