There's a report out that the Cubs will call up Junior Lake but it doesn't come from the usual channels. It was tweeted out by Daniel Rufenacht, who is the Assistant GM of the Licey Tigers in the Dominican League. Obviously there is the potential for him to have made a connection with Junior Lake and he may well have that inside information.
Update: David Kaplan confirms
The corresponding move seems to be that Bryan Bogusevic is headed to the DL. This implies that Lake will play the OF, perhaps on an everyday basis because the Cubs don't want to cut into his development time. He'll certainly play vs. LHP.
Lake is a dynamic athlete with an arm that needs to be seen to believed. He is a plus runner and has the strength to hit for power. He's been criticized for a raw approach but there has been some improvement of late. Defense is also an issue as Lake is a player without a defensive home right now He's been moved off of SS and has been erratic at 3B. The OF may be his next stop.
Lake is hitting .295/.341/.462 with 4 HRs and 14 sBs in 19 attempts.
In other moves, Tommy Birch is reporting that Alberto Cabrera will be promoted to Iowa. They also reinstated C Luis Flores from paternity leave and sent C Chad Noble back down to AA. Esmailin Caridad has been released.
Dae-Eun Rhee has been activated from the DL and will take Cabrera's spot at AA.
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