Found December 15, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Junior Lake
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
getty images The Chicago Cubs have shut down Junior Lake from appearing in an additional games in the Dominican Winter League. Lake, 23, was mashing leading the league with a .343 batting average and had a .843 OPS. After Lake had appeared in 27 games accumulating 105 at-bats the Cubs felt it was enough. The Cubs invoked the “fatigue” cause shutting Lake down. Simply put the Cubs want Lake to get some rest before Spring Training. He’s expected to be in the Cubs starting lineup this season whether in center or left field. Lake batted .295 in 40 games at Triple-A Iowa before receiving his first promotion to the majors and batting .284 with six home runs and 16 RBIs in 64 games.

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