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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 sent OF Junior Lake outright to Triple-A Buffalo.
Lake was designated for assignment earlier in the week, but passed through waivers unclaimed. He'll continue to provide outfield depth at Triple-A. Aug 20 - 11:22 AM

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Blue Jays designated OF Junior Lake for assignment.

The move clears the way for Ezequiel Carrera's return from the disabled list. Lake is batting .200/.282/.371 in 39 plate appearances at the major league level this season.
Aug 16 - 2:57 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Buffalo.

Lake was designated for assignment near the end of July before being sent outright to Triple-A after passing through waivers unclaimed. He had the option of declaring himself a free agent, but chose not to exercise that right. With Jose Bautista (knee) hitting the disabled list, the 26-year-old Lake could see his share of at-bats with the Blue Jays in the coming days.
Aug 10 - 6:02 PM

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

It's the second time he's been outrighted this season, so he can declare free agency if he wants.
Jul 31 - 2:03 PM

Blue Jays designated OF Junior Lake for assignment.

Lake was 7-for-34 (.206) in his month-long stay with the Jays. The outfielder will probably pass through waivers unclaimed and head back to Triple-A Buffalo.
Jul 25 - 3:30 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2A.J. Jimenez
3Michael Ohlman
1B1Steve Pearce
2Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3Lourdes Gurriel
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Ryan Goins
LF1Melvin Upton
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dalton Pompey
RF1Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6Casey Lawrence
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Jason Grilli
3Joe Biagini
4Aaron Loup
5Chris Smith
6Ryan Tepera
7Matt Dermody
8Danny Barnes
9Dominic Leone
10Leonel Campos
11Jarrett Grube
12Brett Oberholtzer