Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:32:09 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said OF Junior Lake is basically an everyday player despite his recent cold streak.
Fantasy Tip: Lake swings and misses too often to carry a high batting average, and it'll be a while before he can improve his plate patience. The power and speed are there, but keep in mind you'll likely endure rough stretches to get it.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 09:00:06 -0700
Chicago Cubs INF Junior Lake went 4-for-5 Monday, July 22, and is 9-for-17 since being brought up from Triple-A Iowa Friday, July 19.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:28:07 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF David DeJesus (shoulder) is working out in Mesa, Ariz., and may play in Rookie League games this week. He could be activated from the disabled list next week if all goes well.
Fantasy Tip: He'd likely make Junior Lake's stay a short one, as Muskat notes. DeJesus is strictly an NL-only and very deep-mixed commodity.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:25:03 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Junior Lake is expected to be promoted from Triple-A Iowa in time for this weekend's games. He's expected to replace OF Brian Bogusevic (hamstring), who aggravated a hamstring injury he originally suffered on July 4.
Fantasy Tip: Lake is a solid prospect who has posted a .295/.341/.462 slash line with 14 steals in 40 games for the I-Cubs in 2013. It's not certain that he'll get playing time, but the former middle infielder has been playing at third base and in right field this season. He warrants a look in NL-only leagues, but he's not expected to be around for long.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:13:46 -0700
Chicago Cubs INF Junior Lake (shoulder) is out with a stress fracture to the top rip on his right side. Lake will be out four to six weeks.
Sun, 10 Mar 2013 18:50:15 -0700
Chicago Cubs INF Junior Lake (shoulder) is nursing a sore right shoulder, and he was scratched from the Cactus League spring game Sunday, March 10.
Thu, 15 Mar 2012 17:03:51 -0700
The Chicago Cubs sent Ps Jeff Beliveau, Alberto Cabrera and John Gaub and INF Josh Vitters to Triple-A Iowa Thursday, March 15. INF Junior Lake and OF Matt Szczur were optioned to Double-A Tennessee. C Jason Jaramillo was also assigned to the minors.
Mon, 05 Mar 2012 13:49:17 -0800
Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro will make $567,000 this year, P Jeff Samardzija will earn $2.64 million, SP Travis Wood will earn $505,000 and 2B Darwin Barney will make $500,000. RP James Russell signed for $512,000. Others that received one-year deals include Ps Alberto Cabrera, Lendy Castillo, Casey Coleman, Rafael Dolis, Marcos Mateo, Casey Weathers, Jeff Beliveau, John Gaub and Scott Maine, Cs Welington Castillo and Steve Clevenger, INFs Adrian Cardenas, Bryan LaHair, Junior Lake, Anthony Rizzo and Josh Vitters and OFs Tony Campana, Dave Sappelt and Matt Szczur.
Fri, 18 Nov 2011 16:50:48 -0800
The Chicago Cubs added P Jeff Beliveau, INF Junior Lake, IF Josh Vitters and OF Matt Szczur to their 40-man roster Friday, Nov. 18, and outrighted OF Lou Montanez, P Esmailin Caridad and P Kyle Smit to the minors in corresponding moves.