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Junior Lake | Outfielder

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jul 31 - 6:48 PM

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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.
Jun 14 - 6:17 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.
Jun 3 - 10:11 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.
Jun 2 - 9:53 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.
May 19 - 6:19 PM

Cubs optioned OF Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa.

Lake had four hits in 14 at-bats in his brief time with the big club. He returns to a .289/.340/.333 line at Iowa.
May 6 - 2:38 PM

Junior Lake went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in his first game of the season Tuesday.

Called up prior to Monday's game, Lake got the nod in left field Tuesday and came through with an RBI double in the third inning. He also singled and scored in the Cubs' three-run second inning. Lake will see action all over the outfield but won't be an everyday player for the Cubs, at least not from the outset.
Apr 28 - 11:47 PM

Cubs recalled OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa.

Lake was batting .289/.340/.333 in the early going at Iowa. He'll give the Cubbies a backup option at all three outfield spots.
Apr 27 - 4:57 PM

Cubs optioned OF Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa.

Lake hit just .211/.246/.351 in 326 plate appearances for the Cubs last season. He'll serve as organizational depth.
Apr 1 - 1:57 PM

Junior Lake left Friday's game against the Reds after hitting the second base bag awkwardly when he advanced on a wild pitch.

Lake was on the ground in pain for a bit but eventually walked off without any apparent issues. The Cubs should update his status soon, but it appears he'll be fine.
Mar 6 - 4:20 PM

Cubs recalled OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa.

Lake batted just .216/.243/.364 with nine homers, seven steals, and a 102/10 K/BB ratio over 98 games prior to being demoted in mid-August. He's unlikely to be fantasy relevant in his return to the majors.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 01:51:00 PM

Cubs optioned OF Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa.

Lake entered the season as a regular in the Cubs outfield, but struggled to the tune of a .216/.243/.364 slash line through his 305 plate appearances, with a horrifying 102/10 K/BB ratio. He will remain at Triple-A for the remainder of the minor league season before rejoining the Cubs in September.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 11:07:00 PM

Junior Lake could be optioned to Triple-A Iowa soon.

The Cubs will make a few moves to add pitchers over the next few days, and they'd like to keep Arismendy Alcantara on the roster. That could mean Lake and/or Mike Olt will be optioned to the minors. Lake is hitting just .219/.246/.385 for the season with a hideous 93/10 K/BB ratio, while Olt is batting .142/.226/.361 with an 81/19 K/BB ratio.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 10:14:00 AM

Junior Lake fanned all four times he was up Monday against the Red Sox.

In a fit of petulance, Lake broke his bat over his knee after the second one. He's hitless in his last 13 at-bats now, with seven strikeouts mixed in, and his on-base percentage for the year is down to .259. If this keeps up, he might find himself back in Triple-A for a few weeks.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 10:25:00 PM

Junior Lake returned to the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday, going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in a losing effort against the Nationals.

As a team, the Cubs only mustered three total hits against Gio Gonzalez and company on Saturday, so Lake wasn't the only one who had a rough day. He continues to see time in the leadoff slot, despite a poor .235/.264/.413 line on the season.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 04:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Parmelee
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
3Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2David Lough
RF1Chris Davis
DH1Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Chris Tillman
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brian Matusz
4Brad Brach
5Chaz Roe
6Jason Garcia
7Mychal Givens
8Mike Wright