7/19 Lake joins Cubs
Junior Lake was promoted from Triple-A Iowa to the Cubs on Friday, and starting in center field for their game against the Rockies. Outfielder Brian Bogusevic was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 15, with a left hamstring strain. Lake will wear No. 21.
Lake, 23, is batting .295 (46-for-156) with 10 doubles, two triples, four home runs, 18 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 40 games with Iowa this season, his first appearances in Triple-A. He compiled a .341 on-base percentage and a .462 slugging percentage, and was batting .295 against both left-handed and right-handed pitching. Lake’s season debut was delayed until June due to a rib fracture suffered during spring training.
Bogusevic, 29, was hitting .261 (12-for-46) with three doubles and three RBI in 13 games with the Cubs this season.
The Cubs also announced Henry Rodriguez cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Iowa.