Junior Lake (baseball)
|Chicago Cubs – No. 21|
March 27, 1990 |
San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|July 19, 2013 for the Chicago Cubs|
(through 2013 season)
|Runs batted in||16|
On February 13, 2007 he was signed as an amateur free agent. Lake was added to the Cubs 40 man roster on November 18, 2011.
He started playing for the DSL Cubs at the age of 17 batting .274 with 3 home runs.He then played for the Arizona League Cubs batting .286 with 2 home runs.In 2009 he went to the Kane County Cougars batting .248 with 7 home runs.
Lake suffered a stress fracture in a rib in spring training in 2013. He began the season in the minors. The Cubs promoted him to the major leagues on July 19 after Brian Bogusevic was injured and he was batting .295.. Lake went 3-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in his debut. In his first seven games, Lake had 15 hits, tied for the third most by any major league player since 1900. He batted .484 with 2 home runs and 5 runs batted in over this stretch. With the return of David DeJesus on July 24 and the departure of Alfonso Soriano, Lake assumed the starting role of left field. On August 1, 2013, Lake had the first multi-homer game of his career when he hit two solo home runs in a 4-6 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field. On September 6, 2013, he hit the first grand slam of his career in the first inning off Kyle Lohse of the Milwaukee Brewers.
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