Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:24:18 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Junior Lake is starting in center field Tuesday, July 29, against the Colorado Rockies. Lake will get extra playing time the next few days, according to manager Rick Renteria. Renteria noted the Cubs could face eight or nine left-handed pitchers in a row.
Fantasy Tip: Lake hasn't been significantly better against southpaws in 2014, but as a right-handed batter the split should favor him in the immediate future. Consider a short-term add in deep leagues.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:04:45 -0700
The Seattle Mariners are looking to add a right-handed hitter before the trade deadline and could show interest in Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd, Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham, Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios, Chicago Cubs OF Junior Lake and Chicago White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:09:49 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Junior Lake will continue to receive regular playing time despite his recent struggles at the plate, according to manager Rick Renteria. "We'll continue to give him opportunities to play," Renteria said. "We'll just continue to do what we've been doing the whole season and picking and choosing and working and trying to make adjustments."
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:47:35 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Junior Lake is out of the lineup Tuesday, July 1. Lake is hitless in his last 13 at-bats over four games, and he struck out four times Monday, June 30.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure Lake is out of your daily lineups. You should consider benching him until he can turn things around at the plate.
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 14:24:27 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Junior Lake (head, knee) returned to the lineup Saturday, June 28, for the first game of a doubleheader.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:47:58 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Junior Lake (head, knee) is not in the lineup Friday, June 27.
Fantasy Tip: He's resting after yesterday's collision with the outfield wall. He may be back in the coming days.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:43:51 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Junior Lake (head, knee) showed no signs of a concussion, according to team officials, after leaving the game Thursday, June 26, following a collision with the wall. He had bruises on his head and knee.
Fantasy Tip: Lake is out of the lineup Friday but survived a big scare. He may be back in a few days.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:24:26 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Junior Lake (undisclosed) left the game early Thursday, June 26, after colliding with the outfield wall in the second inning. Lake walked off the field under his own power.
Fantasy Tip: He was seen laughing with some of his teammates as he left the field so the move appears to be precautionary.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:35:45 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Emilio Bonifacio (undisclosed) left the game early after his first at-bat Thursday, June 12, after he grounded out to shortstop. Bonifacio never made it out of the batter's box after falling to the ground after his swing. Head athletic trainer PJ Mainville helped Bonifacio off the field. Bonifacio had been 1-for-11 in the series. He was replaced in center field by OF Junior Lake.
Fantasy Tip: Check back for more updates on Bonifacio's condition and the specific nature of his injury. The way he reacted and the fact he had to be helped off the field don't bode well for a quick return.
Tue, 13 May 2014 07:25:15 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Junior Lake homered and drove in six runs Monday, May 12.